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Film: Quick

Quick is a 2011 South Korean action comedy film.

Seoul, 2004. A group of bikers are joy-riding through the streets and while their leader the teenage Han Ki-su is tearfully berated by girlfriend Chun-shim for scorning her. The biker Kim Myung-shik, who is attracted to Chun-shim, watches dolefully. A reckless stunt by Ki-su in heavy traffic causes a pile-up. Han-shi executes a perfect bike jump over the pile-up and rides off into the night.

Six years later, Ki-su is working as a bike messenger. After delivering a package to an office, the building blows up just after he leaves. Ki-su doesn't think his package was connected to the blast. Ki-su is later asked to drive Ah-rom, the lead vocalist of girl group OK Girls, to a televised stadium concert that she is late for. To his surprise, he finds that she is actually Chun-shim who is still angry at how she was treated years earlier. He offer her his helmet, unaware that it's been switched for an identical one rigged with an explosive. Ki-su receives a phone call and is told to deliver three packages already stowed in his bike, with a 30-minute delivery time for each package. If they exceed the time limit or if Chun-shim tries to take off the helmet or if Ki-su goes more than 10 metres from Chun-shim then it will explode. Meanwhile the police, led by Detective Seo and NPCC team leader Kim examine the CCTV tape in the building that exploded and believe that Ki-su is potentially the bomber. Ki-su delivers Chun-shim to the concert just in time where she performs in the helmet. The two of them start to make the deliveries, while being hunted by the police and trying to solve figure out who is responsible for the bombings while driving between Seoul and Incheon.

Quick contains examples of:

  • Badass Biker: Ki-su. Myung-shik would like to be one but never quite manages to pull it off.
  • Cardboard Boxes: During the chase through the marketplace, Ki-su's bike slams through a pile of empty cardboard boxes.
  • Empathy Doll Shot: The toy silver cube Jeong's daughter was playing with is seen laying next to the wrecked car in the aftermath of the car crash.
  • Explosive Leash: The villain places a bomb in Ki-su's helmet to ensure he complies with his instructions. To make matters worse, Chun-shim ends up being the one to put the helmet on.
  • Hand or Object Underwear: A model hastily covers her breasts with her arms when Ki-su rides his bike through the backstage area of an underwear fashion show.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: After his police bike is totaled by the Toyota Tripwire, Myung-shik snatches a scooter from a food delivery driver to continue the chase. He winds up wrecking this vehicle as well.
  • Mad Bomber: The mysterious villain who plants the bomb in Ki-su's helmet.
  • Nonverbal Miscommunication: Chun-shim attempts to signal the police that her helmet has a bomb in it by pointing at her head with both hands. The confused cop mouths back "I heart you, too?".
  • Outrun the Fireball: Happens several times, with the most spectacular involving Ki-su and Chun-sim riding away from a fireball on a motorbike in the upper floors of an office building.
  • Ramprovisation: The film contains multiple examples of Ramprovisation. The first use is when Ki-su uses an overturned car as a ramp to jump over the pile-up he has just caused.
  • Runaway Train: The final confrontation takes place on board a runaway train.
  • Sneeze of Doom: When Myung-shik is trying to defuse the bomb, he sneezes at the wrong moment and cuts the wrong wire, which accelerates the countdown.
  • Strapped to a Bomb: The villain straps a bomb to Chun-shim when he takes her hostage and forces her on to the train.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Happens when Ki-su rides the underwear fashion show. We see a topless model from the back. Ki-su gets an eyeful as the model hastily tries to cover up.
  • Toyota Tripwire: Myung-shik gets knocked off his bike when a patrol car opens it door in front of him during the chase through the market.
  • Under The Truck: Chun-shim slides her bike under the jackknifed tanker truck during the pile-up at the start of the movie.
  • Unflinching Walk: The villain does this as he walks away from the car he has rigged to blow with the two Yakuza money men inside.
  • Wire Dilemma: During the climax, Myung-shik is attempting to defuse the bomb on the railway bridge. He is told to cut the blue wire, but sneezes at the wrong moment and cuts the red wire, which accelerates the countdown.
  • Wrong Wire: When Myung-shik accidentally the red wire on the bomb, the countdown speeds up.
  • You Got Murder: Ki-su delivers several package bombs without realising what they are.


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