# Title: 쾌도 홍길동 / Hong Gil Dong
# Also known as: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong
# Genre: Comedy, romance, action, drama
# Episodes: 24
# Broadcast network: KBS2
# Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-02 to 2008-Mar-26
# Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Based on a fictional book about a Robin Hood in Korea, Hong Gildong, this drama is very loosely based off of that book and the time it was set in.
Hong Gil Dong was the illegitimate son of a high ranked minister. A local monk took him under his wing and taught him martial arts. Hong Gil Dong was inspired to fight for the injustice in this society that divided people into nobles and ordinary citizens whereby the former enjoyed all the privileges due solely to their birth.
The heroine, Heo Yi Nok, had just returned to Korea from China with her grandfather. They made their living by putting on shows and selling their special brand of medicine in the marketplace.
Lee Chang Hwi had been told since he was young that he was the rightful heir to the throne which had been usurped by his half brother. He had also returned from his exile in China and was plotting to overthrow the emperor.
The three got entangled in love, hate, loyalty and betrayal and only one side can win.
* Kang Ji Hwan as Hong Gil Dong
o Lee In Sung as young Gil Dong
* Sung Yu Ri as Heo Yi Nok / Ryu Yi Nok
* Jang Geun Suk as Lee Chang Hwi
o Choi Soo Han as young Chang Hwi
* Kim Ri Na as Seo Eun Hye
* Kim Jae Seung as Hong In Hyung (Gil Dong's brother)
* Cha Hyun Jung as Jung Mal Nyeo
* Park Sang Wook as Shim Soo Geun
* Choi Ran as Court Lady Noh / Noh Sang Koong
* Ahn Suk Hwan as Seo Yoon Sup / Minister Seo (Eun Hye's father)
* Jung Eun Pyo as the monk / Hye Myung (Gil Dong's master)
* Moon Se Yun as Mr. Yeon
* Kil Yong Woo as Hong Pan Seo (Gil Dong's father)
* In Sung as Chi Soo (Chang Hwi's right hand)
* Lee Duk Hee as Mrs. Kim
* Jo Hee Bong as Lee Kwang Whe (Chang Hwi's brother)
* Maeng Ho Rim as Choi Seung Ji
* Kim Jong Suk as Eunuch Go
* Park Yong Jin as Eunuch Jang
* Choi Seung Kyung as Mr. Wang
* Byun Shin Ho as Hal Meom
* Jung Kyu Soo as Huh No Im
* Maeng Se Chang Kom Yi
* Jang Ah Young as Shim Chung
* Choi Soo Ji as Queen In Mok (Chang Hwi's mother)
* Heo In Young as Poong San's wife
* Son Hyun Sul (손현술)
* Kwon Hyuk
* Hwang Gun
* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award Sung Yu Ri and Kang Ji Hwan
* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Popular Actor Award (Jang Geun Suk)
* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Popular Actress Award (Sung Yu Ri)
* Hong Gil Dong was a fictional character from a Joseon dynasty story. He robbed from the rich so he could give the money to the poor.
* Both actors Joo Ji Hoon and Jo Hyun Jae were supposed to star in this drama as Hong Gil Dong and Chang Hwi but they both were unable to make a compromise with the production agency. Both dropped out of the drama 2 weeks before it was slated to start filming.
* The new drama started production in September.
* Director: Lee Jung Sub
* Screenwriter: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran