Red Corner (1997)

Director
Jon Avnet

Main cast
Richard Gere; Bai Ling; Bradley Whitford; Byron Mann; Peter Donat

Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Description
An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.


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