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The Corruptor (1999)

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With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

Director:

James Foley

Writer:

Robert Pucci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Nick Chen (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Mark Wahlberg ... Danny Wallace
Ric Young ... Henry Lee
Paul Ben-Victor ... Schabacker
Jon Kit Lee ... Jack
Andrew Pang ... Willy Ung
Elizabeth Lindsey Elizabeth Lindsey ... Louise Deng
Brian Cox ... Sean Wallace
Byron Mann ... Bobby Vu
Kim Chan ... Benny Wong
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Vince Kirkpatrick
Susie Trinh Susie Trinh ... Amy San
Ho Chow ... Black Eyes
Olivia Yap ... Tai
Lynda Chiu Lynda Chiu ... Kim
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Storyline

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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You can't play by the rules when there aren't any. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le corrupteur See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,765,300, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$15,164,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,493,601
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (DeLuxe) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kim Chan plays a crime-lord named Benny Wong nicknamed Uncle Benny. Chan also played a crime-lord nicknamed Uncle Benny in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Chow Yun-Fat's character is questioning the Chinese guy in jail his hand is holding the guys chin, then his throat, then his chin. See more »

Quotes

Nick Chen: You know Chinese don't trust whites or cops, and you send me a white cop?
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Alternate Versions

German VHS release was cut by ca. 6 minutes to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sludd (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

5 Boroughs
Written by KRS-One (as K. Parker), Keith Murray (as K. Murray), Joseph Simmons (as J. Simmons),
Cam'ron (as C. Giles), Redman (as R. Noble), Buckshot (as K. Blake), Prodigy (as A. Johnson),
, Killah Priest (as W. Reed), J. Graham, William Broady (as W. Broady) & R. Corwin
Performed by KRS-One featuring Cam'ron (as Cam'Ron), Killah Priest, Joseph Simmons (as Run) of Run DMC,
Buckshot, Redman, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Keith Murray & Vigilante
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Very Stylish Thriller
9 June 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

On the surface this is just an old fashioned tale of a slightly wet newbie cop teaming up with a hardened veteran , in short it`s a buddy movie that were very common in the late 80s/early 90s but what sets THE CORRUPTER apart from similar movies is just how stylish it all is . James Foley started his career by directing videos but with one brief exception this doesn`t really show too much with his action style being inspired by the likes of John Woo and Hong Kong action movies . There`s some superb technical aspects such as the editing and the cinematography is breath taking especially the scenes where light filters through windows and we see the spectrum imposed on the characters faces

There are some flaws to the movie of course . One is Foley has cast actors whose native tongue is not English which does cause some unintentional sniggers namely when the characters mention the word " Fokkien " , yeah okay I know it`s set in Chinatown but as is common in movies no one will complain if the characters speak perfect English no matter their ethnic origin or upbringing . The script does get a bit confused and complicated in the final third which did spoil the movie slightly and some people will no doubt be put off by the sometimes over the top violence , but as a violent thriller I was entertained by this movie


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