“In China, we hold the welfare of the state above that of the individual. We have six times the population of your country, Mr. Moore, and one-tenth the crime rate.”
“Red Corner” quotes(1997)
Plot – Covering the role of consultant to and mediator for a large business group that operates in the entertainment industry, successful lawyer Jack Moore arrives in China to complete negotiations regarding satellite communications. The task is very delicate, because it is the first time that China seems willing to sign a treaty of this type. After a day of work, Jack approaches a local girl in a night club and spends the night with her. The next morning he is awakened by the police: the girl's body is laying lifeless beside him. Arrested for murder and abandoned by his American colleagues, Jack is facing a death sentence. He can only rely on his court-appointed lawyer, the young Shen Yuelin, who advises him to plead guilty. However, Jack does not intend to accept and after many interviews he manages to convince Shen of his innocence, so she enacts every legal loophole to gain time and figure out what happened. Knowing his life is at risk, Jack manages to escape from prison to investigate and to slowly shed light on the incident. When he is caught again and he is back in the courtroom, Jack is finally able to prove the existence of a conspiracy designed to cover up the truth in which high-ranking representatives of the Chinese government are involved. Freed, Jack is accompanied to the airport by Shen with whom he has become friends.
All actors – Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann, Peter Donat, Robert Stanton, Tsai Chin, James Hong, Tzi Ma, Ulrich Matschoss, Richard Venture, Jessey Meng, Roger Yuan, Chi Yu Li, Henry O, Jia Yao Li, Yukun Lu, Robert Lin, Steve Mitchell Beebe, Wei De Zhong, Grace Zhan, Yvonne Wang, Qiang Gao, Xiao-Hua Gao, Hans Hanbo Cui, Wang Yao, Xiao Yang Gu, Ping Zong, Yin Lei, Paul Chen, Jeffrey Dong, Rui Chao Jian, Daxing Zhang, Yi Wang Ding, Lily L. Lin, Mike Wu, Yang Bing, Hua Wahrman, Ming Lo, Ken Leung, Baifang Liu, Danny Wang, Kenny Ki, Jack Huang, Mei-Juin Chen, Zheng Hui Jin, Kent Faulcon, Pam Hayashida, Judy Ho, Sheila Lussier, Hien Nguyen, Eiko Nijo, Dean Nolen, Mary Ann Schmidtshow all
“Red Corner” Quotes 6 quotes
“- Shen Yuelin: You come from a country where the infant mortality rate is higher than ours!
- Jack Moore: The reason, you know, is that we don't delete the records!”
“If you plead not guilty, you will be sentenced to death. And, unlike in your country, Mr. Moore, sentences are carried out within a week. You will be shot, and the cost of the bullet will be billed to your family.”
“- Jack Moore: Why are you doing this?
- Shen Yuelin: I am doing this because I do not wish to be silent any more.”
“Remember, everything is different now. Now you have someone on the other side of the world who is family. You will always have a family.”
“- Ed Pratt: Yuelin put up your guarantee.
- Jack Moore: I thought the embassy put it up.
- Ed Pratt: No.
- Ambassador Reed: In China, bail has nothing to do with money. It's reputation. To have you released today so that she could prepare a defense, Shen Yuelin put up her career, her future.”