Red Corner

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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A fundamental circumstance of the 20th century: the unjustly accused prisoner shut up in some vast, unknowable totalitarian penal system. Not really a predicament to be exploited as a vehicle for a film star (Gere, playing a media executive under arrest in contemporary China), nor one to be crudely decked out as melodrama, complete with heroine, bad guy and final courtroom shoot-out that puts everything to rights. But if you're curious to see what Darkness at Noon might have been like had Koestler written it for Mills & Boon...

Release details

Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jon Avnet
Screenwriter: Robert King
Cast: Byron Mann
Robert Stanton
Tsai Chin
Peter Donat
Richard Gere
Bai Ling
Bradley Whitford
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