Red Corner (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  31 October 1997 (USA)
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An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Donat ...
David McAndrews
Ed Pratt
Chairman Xu
Lin Shou
Li Cheng
Ulrich Matschoss ...
Gerhardt Hoffman
Richard Venture ...
Ambassador Reed
Jessey Meng ...
Huan Minglu
Chi Yu Li ...
General Hong
Henry O ...
Procurator General Yang


Jack Moore is an American attorney having talks in Bejing about founding the first satellite TV joint venture. Suddenly he is arrested, accused of murder and has to prove it was a frame-up together with his court-appointed attorney Shen Yuelin. Written by Anonymous

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....severity for those who resist. See more »

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Rated R for some violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Justiça Vermelha  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,403,362 (USA) (31 October 1997)


£512,876 (UK) (19 June 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Production Designer Richard Sylbert took two research trips to China, where he took over 1500 photographs to provide himself with references for his massive sets. See more »


At the very beginning of the film, the little girl looks up at the sky and blocks out the sun with her hand. But it is totally obvious that she is blocking out nothing, for there is no shadow of her hand across her eyes. See more »


[first lines]
Shen Yuelin: When I was a child I would come to this park and play, and my grandmother would tell me why the bamboo was here. She said, it is waiting for the wind to touch it. It is filled with emotion. Listen to the sound, and you can feel that.
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The opening title is first displayed in Chinese "letters" (called hanzi) which then change into English. See more »


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Excellent Acting
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film held my interest because of the great acting by Ling Bai,(Shen Yuelin),"Edmond",'05, who is a very educated Chinese lawyer and is placed in a very difficult situation in having to defend Richard Gere,(Jack Moore), "Unfaithful",'02, who is also another lawyer from the United States. Jack Moore gets himself in a very bad situation with a young Chinese woman, he some what falls in love with this gal on first sight and winds up in bed with her and all kinds of problems seem to happen. Jack wakes up and can't remember very much of anything that seemed to have occurred with this young gal and winds up being thrown into jail and having to live like a pig in horrible conditions. Richard Gere and Ling Bai are a great combination, however, the film is rather long and drawn out and intends to become a bit boring.

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