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The Corruptor (1999)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  12 March 1999 (USA)
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With the aid from a NYC policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things complicate when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

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Nick Chen (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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Henry Lee
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Schabacker
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Willy Ung
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Louise Deng
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Vince Kirkpatrick
Susie Trinh ...
Amy San
Ho Chow ...
Black Eyes
Olivia Yap ...
Tai
Lynda Chiu ...
Kim
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Nick Chen is one of New York City's most martial police officers and the first Chinese-born immigrant on the force. Chen's job is to keep the peace in Chinatown from a turf war that has broken out between the Triads and the ruthless, and dangerous Fukienese Dragons. Chen teams up with Danny Wallace, who is terribly unaware of this situation. When the Tongs boldly attempt to bribe Wallace, Chen is forced to keep his faithfulness. Written by Anonymous

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Geen recht. Geen regels. Geen gerechtigheid. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le corrupteur  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£139,738 (UK) (21 May 1999)

Gross:

£282,919 (UK) (28 May 1999)
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Trivia

In the original script when Nick Chen walks in on Henry Vu being fed grapes in the bath, she was supposed to be giving him oral sex. Yun-Fat Chow said that Chen would not continue a relationship with May after witnessing this act, and the grape-feeding was suggested. See more »

Goofs

Before shooting out the tires on the red vehicle, the 2 officers unload dozens of pistol and shotgun rounds towards the approaching vehicle. NYPD does not authorize firing at a moving vehicle when the vehicle alone is being used as a weapon. Also, with pursuing Patrol Cars behind the red vehicle, they were essentially firing at other officers. See more »

Quotes

Danny Wallace: The ends justify the means, Pops.
Sean Wallace: The ends is bullshit. The means is what you live with.
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Ain't No Sunshine
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Chow Yun-Fat is back with a bang!!
9 December 1999 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

The Corruptor is Chow Yun-Fat`s second American film. This is more like an explosive thriller, rather than his usual non-stop action-films. There is a handful of actionscenes and a cool car chase, though. Chow Yun-Fat is Nick Chen, a cop in Chinatown, who is corrupt as you may have guessed. Mark Wahlberg is Danny Wallace, a white cop, who is transferred to Chinatown, and becomes Chen`s partner. Danny soon discovers that not everything is quite how it should be with Chen, who has a lot of money & and overlooks many crimes in Chinatown. The Corruptor is a movie about the releationship between Chen and Wallace. I must say that I didn`t like Mark Wahlberg at all, because his performance is poor. Chow Yun-Fat carries this movie by himself, and he has a lot more dialogue now than in The Replacement Killers. If you like Chow Yun-Fat or actionflicks, you should consider watching this one night. It has not got as much action as The Replacement Killers, but it has a far better story and better acting. 8/10


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