Edit
Red Corner (1997) Poster

(1997)

Trivia

In order to heighten the film's reality, director Jon Avnet, actress Bai Ling, and co-producer Martin Huberty traveled to Beijing for a week of "guerilla" shooting (without the knowledge or permission of the Chinese government!) to capture the first-ever 35mm film of the city to appear in a Hollywood film.
For the scene in which Gere's character is intimidated with video of a government execution, the filmmakers used actual execution footage that had been smuggled out of China.
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.
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 also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page