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The Corruptor (1999) Poster

(1999)

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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. Chow Yun-Fat said that Chen would not continue a relationship with May after witnessing this act, and the grape-feeding was suggested.
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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).
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The close-ups of Chow Yun-Fat shooting a criminal at point blank range with a small revolver (as in the opening, and massage parlor raids), were directly inspired by the famous photograph of a Vietnamese soldier committing an execution.
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The car chase sequence was trimmed down by censors, and is available as a feature on the New Line DVD.
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The ship in the film is the Great Lakes grain carrier "S.S. Canadian Mariner", and is not really suited for crossing the ocean.
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The film was originally cast with the Mark Walberg part played by Ethan Hawke, but production was ended to accomodate Chow Yun-Fat's production schedule.
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In the bathroom scene, where Chow Yun-Fat reacts to finding out that Mark Wahlberg is working undercover, the script called for him to break mirrors and knock a hand-dryer off the wall. This was decided to be an American response, with physical violence, and so the breathing technique was used.
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