Red Corner (1997)
Front Cover Actor
Ling Bai Shen Yuelin
Tsai Chin Chairman Xu
Peter Donat David McAndrews
James Fox Li Cheng
Richard Gere Jack Moore
James Hong Lin Shou
Bai Ling Shen Yuelin
Tzi Ma Li Cheng
Byron Mann Lin Dan
Ulrich Matschoss Gerhardt Hoffman
Robert Stanton Ed Pratt
Bradley Whitford Bob Ghery
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Jon Avnet
Producer Jon Avnet; Jordan Kerner
Writer Robert King
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 122 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.9
Plot
The strong anti-China beliefs of actor and political activist Richard Gere were evident in this Hitchcockian thriller that sought to expose the civil and human rights abuses of that country's legal system. Gere stars as Jack Moore, counsel to a large media conglomerate seeking to open trade relations with China, thereby delivering American television shows by satellite to the largest untapped market in the world. After an evening out at a nightclub and fashion show, Jack goes home with a beautiful model (Jessey Meng), then wakes up the next morning to discover her dead body. To his horror, Jack is accused of murdering the girl, who is revealed to have been the daughter of a high-ranking general. Assigned a court-appointed lawyer, Shen Yuelin (Bai Ling), Jack discovers that the repressive Chinese court system does not grant bail, encourages quick guilty pleas and executions, and looks upon him with disfavor for his Western moral turpitude. Finally persuading Shen that he's innocent, Jack and his lawyer embark on an investigation impeded at every turn by Chinese authorities, eventually uncovering a plot to discredit Jack and his company's entry into China. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1