GLove [K-Movie]

"G-Love" centers around a has-been professioanl baseball player (Jung Jae-Young), a female school teacher (played by Yu-seon), and a group of deaf high school baseball players. Friendship & love are explored in the film, set within a countryside backdrop.

Fading star baseball player Sang-Nam (Jung Jae-Young) finds his name more in the media these days for his boorish behavior. The latest of which involves Sang-Nam involved in a drunken brawl and swinging a baseball bat. His agent Charles (Jo Jin-Ung) then advises Sang-Nam to take a job coaching a team of hearing-impaired players at a rural school to help rebuild his image.

Sang-Nam arrives at the school with the boys welcoming him with open arms, but Sang-Nam is less than enthusiastic about his new gig. The boys have never won a game, there's only 10 players (with 1 available pitcher) and Sang-Nam is clueless on how to coach a team who can't hear. There's also Ms. Na (Yoo-Sun) who works as the music teacher and baseball manager. She's ultra protective of the boys and chastises Sang-Nam for his condescending attitude. Sang-Nam already wondering when he can go back to the pro league is counting his days until he can go back to the LG Twins. Then something happens.

Sang-Nam and the kids start to form a genuine bond. Soon enough, Sang-Nam finds himself energized by the kids purity and starts to put out sincere effort in preparing the team for the nationals.

Jung Jae-Young - Kim Sang-Nam
Yoo-Sun - Na Joo-Won
Kang Shin-Il - Vice Principal
Jo Jin-Ung - Charles
Kim Hye-Seong - Jang Dae-Gun
Lee Hyun-Woo - Kim Jin-Man
Jang Ki-Beom - Cha Myung-Jae
Kim Mi-Kyeong - principle nun
Kim Dong-Young - Jo Jang-Hyuk
Ji Il-Joo - Oh Chul-Jin
Jo Chan-Hyung - Lee Chul-Seung
Jeong Gyu-Su - chief police at police sub-station
Jeon Kuk-Hwan - group leader Goo
Jo Kyung-Sook - Myung-Jae's mother
Lee Hae-Young - professional baseball player
Jin Kyung - nun teacher
Doo Soo - 2nd baseman (commercial high school baseball team)

Movie: GLove
Revised romanization: Geulreobeu
Hangul: 글러브
Genre: Drama, sports
Director: Kang Woo-Suk
Writer: Kim Ki-Bum
Producer: Jung Sun-Young
Cinematographer: Kim Yong-Heung
Release Date: January 20, 2011
Runtime: 144 min.
Production Company: Cinema Service
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea


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