All In (TV series)

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All In
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Revised Romanization Orin
McCune–Reischauer Orin
Genre Action
Written by Choi Wan-kyu
Directed byYoo Chul-yong
Kang Shin-hyo
Starring Lee Byung-hun
Song Hye-kyo
Ji Sung
Park Sol-mi
Heo Joon-ho
Opening theme"Just Like the First Day" by Park Yong-ha
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languagesKorean
No. of episodes24
Production locations Seoul
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
Running time60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company Chorokbaem Media
Original network SBS
Audio formatStereo
Original release15 January (2003-01-15) 
3 April 2003 (2003-04-03)
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All In (Korean : 올인; RR : Orin; MR : Orin) is a 2003 South Korean television drama series that aired on SBS from 15 January to 3 April 2003, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST) for 24 episodes. [1] Inspired by the life of professional poker player Jimmy Cha, it starred Lee Byung-hun and Song Hye-kyo in a story about one's man's rise through the fiercely competitive world of casino gambling as he clashes with his rivals over money, success, and love. [2]


The drama was a ratings success in South Korea, with its final episode reaching a peak viewership rating of 47.7%, which is the 42nd highest-rated Korean drama episode of all time. [3] It also won several awards, notably the Grand Prize ("Daesang") for Lee Byung-hun at the 2003 SBS Drama Awards.


Orphaned then taken in by his gambler uncle, Kim In-ha (Jin Goo) often hangs out with his friends in the basement of a movie theater. He unexpectedly befriends Choi Jung-won, a model student and the rich son of the theater owner. In-ha and Jung-won both fall for Min Su-yeon (Han Ji-min), the daughter of the projectionist at the theater.

When Su-yeon's father was killed by loan sharks, In-ha and Jung-won hatch a plan to avenge Su-yeon by setting fire to a gangster's hideout. But the fire spreads, accidentally killing the gang leader. In-ha is sentenced to seven years, while thanks to his family connections, Jung-won avoids jail time. As In-ha serves his sentence, Jung-won goes to the United States to study and Su-yeon decides to become a nun.

Seven years pass, and by pure chance, the three all end up working at the same casino. In-ha (Lee Byung-hun) and Su-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) fall in love, but are later separated when In-ha is forced to illegally immigrate to the U.S. He finds a job as a mafia hitman, and by a stroke of luck, again meets Su-yeon, and the two plan to get married. However, on their supposed wedding day, In-ha suffers a near-fatal gunshot wound and becomes comatose for 8 months. Unaware that In-ha is alive, the grieving Su-yeon returns to Korea.

In-ha eventually recovers, but Jung-won (Ji Sung) intervenes, saying that he is unworthy to love Su-yeon. In-ha decides to turn his life of misery around and becomes a professional gambler. He meets a business partner and, betting everything he has, returns to Korea to win back Su-yeon's love.





2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards
2003 SBS Drama Awards

Regional broadcast

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