I think it was a spy thriller set in China featuring Richard Gere.
Anyhoo, when this movie went to rental back in the day, my mother-in-law said she was interested in watching it. I said…
“Yeah. It’s a movie about a guy painting his apartment floor red…then he mistakenly paints himself into a corner.”
My mother-in-law: “Oh! That sounds boring! I’m not going to watch that!”
She was always so gullible. I don’t know what made me think of this story tonight, but I was laughing to myself thinking back on this.