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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:
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Ed Pratt
Chairman Xu
Lin Shou
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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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£512,876 (UK) (19 June 1998)

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Most of the film's exterior scenes were shot on a seven-acre reproduction of a Beijing neighborhood constructed near the Los Angeles International Airport. The set was decorated with 300 bicycles, 15 cars, and thousands of miscellaneous props (from stoves to manhole covers) actually imported from China. See more »


The closing scene of a Chinese airport reveals an American West 737. American West does not fly to China. 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 »


References Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »


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Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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A great movie, but no one has seen it!
1 November 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

After I saw this movie, I had to see it again. Most likely it was because it was on HBO and I missed the first thirty minutes. I'm glad I rented it though. It is a great movie and I would have wanted to see it again anyway.

It was sad though. I spoke with many of my friends after seeing it the second time and told them about it. They just looked at me and said, "Red Corner? What's that?" I was sad that most of my friends have never seen such a great movie! Gere and Bai's performances were wonderful! It is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I hope my friends eventually see it and if you haven't, you should.

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