6.3/10
14,868
75 user 32 critic

Red Corner (1997)

Trailer
2:36 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.

Director:

Jon Avnet

Writer:

Robert King
Reviews
4 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sommersby (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A farmer returns home from the Civil War, but his wife begins to suspect that the man is an impostor.

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Lanny Flaherty
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.

Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman
Intersection (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich
No Mercy (1986)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé
Mr. Jones (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman.

Director: Joan Chen
Stars: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia
The Jackal (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg
First Knight (1995)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond
Unfaithful (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Director: Andrew Renzi
Stars: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Jack Moore
Bai Ling ... Shen Yuelin
Bradley Whitford ... Bob Ghery
Byron Mann ... Lin Dan
Peter Donat ... David McAndrews
Robert Stanton ... Ed Pratt
Tsai Chin ... Chairman Xu
James Hong ... Lin Shou
Tzi Ma ... Li Cheng
Ulrich Matschoss Ulrich Matschoss ... Gerhardt Hoffman
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Ambassador Reed
Jessey Meng Jessey Meng ... Hong Ling
Roger Yuan ... Huan Minglu
Chi Yu Li Chi Yu Li ... General Hong
Henry O Henry O ... Procurator General Yang
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justiça Vermelha See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,403,362, 2 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,415,440, 23 January 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$612,335, 25 January 1998
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (flashbacks)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For the scene in which Jack is intimidated with video of a government execution, the filmmakers used actual execution footage which had been smuggled out of China. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening title is first displayed in Chinese "letters" (called hanzi) which then change into English. See more »

Connections

References Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Georgia On My Mind
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Good - If Implausible - Story About Justice In China
9 December 2010 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

Overall, this isn't a bad movie. It's a pretty decent courtroom drama - sort of "Law & Order Beijing." It's got a lot of suspense, and it provides a fascinating glimpse of the inner workings of the Chinese justice system. I offer that last point with the proviso, of course, that the star of this movie is Richard Gere, and Gere is known for having a somewhat anti-Chinese (or, more accurately, anti-People's Republic of China) outlook. The view of China presented here is an ominous one - and that's not entirely fabricated. I travelled to China a few years ago. I never got in trouble with the law (thank goodness!) but still when you're walking through Tienanmen Square and a column of Chinese soldiers suddenly comes marching right toward you shouting at you, you know that the basic message (even though you don't speak Chinese) is "get out of the way or we'll trample you!" So, yes, even in completely unthreatening circumstances, there are vaguely threatening elements to being in China.

In this movie, Gere plays Jack Moore, an American businessman trying to close a deal in China, who picks up a girl at a nightclub. She ends up being murdered in his hotel room, he's the prime suspect and it's clear that "the system" has decided he's guilty before he even goes on trial and the court flat out refuses to hear any evidence that supports him and challenges the obviously pre-arranged verdict. How Moore can triumph over this system is the issue.

All that's pretty good. Gere's performance is good. The problem is the "one American man takes on the entire People's Republic of China" scenario. Yes, Moore had a court appointed defence lawyer (played by a young U.S. based Chinese actress named Ling Bai) who becomes increasingly sympathetic to him and wants to prove his innocence, but essentially Moore does it all himself. Even in the courtroom, he essentially takes over the case, questioning witnesses - even when his lawyer is there. That all was a bit too much, and it strained the movie's credibility too far. Still, it's an entertaining and suspenseful if perhaps implausible couple of hours.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 75 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch



Recently Viewed