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Shanghai Surprise (1986)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Sean Penn Sean Penn
Glendon Wasey
Madonna Madonna
Gloria Tatlock
Paul Freeman Paul Freeman
Walter Faraday
Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths
Willie Tuttle
Philip Sayer Philip Sayer
Justin Kronk
Clyde Kusatsu Clyde Kusatsu
Joe Go
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim
Mei Gan
Sonserai Lee Sonserai Lee
China Doll


Written by (View all)
John Kohn John Kohn
(screenplay)
Robert Bentley Robert Bentley
(screenplay)


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64 votes
Razzie award worst movie of the year (181 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 5 years, 6 months ago 14 comments
55 votes
I regret this film. (34 items)
list by Agent Bert Macklin
Published 3 years, 7 months ago 11 comments
48 votes
The evolution of Sean Penn (41 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 5 years ago 3 comments
37 votes
Razzie Worst Picture winners and nominees. (180 items)
list by SJMJ91
Published 5 years ago 5 comments
35 votes
Watched in 2015 (352 items)
list by bob loblaw
Published 1 year, 1 month ago

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A bad movie

4 years, 4 months ago at Sep 17 16:41
In spite of the terrible reviews, since I'm a huge fan of Sean Penn, I still wanted to see this flick. Eventually, the end results was indeed pretty bad. Where should I start? The music is way too cheesy (Sorry, George Harrison!), the whole story is just a mess and the directing is very average. I thought that Sean Penn was not too bad (I don't think he is capable of providing a bad performance) b... read more
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Release date: 29 August 1986
UPC: 012236140962
Tags: Romance (2), Adventure (2), Opium (2), China (2), Shanghai (2), 1980s (2), Drama (2), Critically Bashed (1), Box Office Flop (1), 1986 (1), 80's (1), Love Story (1), 80s (1), Comedy (1)
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Watched in 2015 (352 movies items)

"1.3."


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Worst and the Most Ridiculous Movies of the 80's (25 movies items)

"Bored me to tears. It seems that everyone involved in making this flop were trying to make a different film which is why it ended up being so confusing. "Shanghai Surprise" is a combination of everything and it also fails on everything."


Agent Bert Macklin added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
I regret this film. (34 movies items)

"Sean Penn, Shanghai Surprise When a writer tried to interview him about it several years ago, he received a polite note stating apparently, "Sorry. I made a vow to myself never to discuss that movie for the rest of my life.""


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Top 10 worst movies 1986 (10 movies items)
johanlefourbe posted a review 4 years, 4 months ago

A bad movie

“In spite of the terrible reviews, since I'm a huge fan of Sean Penn, I still wanted to see this flick. Eventually, the end results was indeed pretty bad. Where should I start? The music is way too cheesy (Sorry, George Harrison!), the whole story is just a mess and the directing is very average. I thought that Sean Penn was not too bad (I don't think he is capable of providing a bad performance) but Madonna's performance was pretty horrendous. Above all, she was completely miscast and completely unbelievable in this part. The funny thing is that it could have been pretty good and I really liked the material. They could have made a nice exotic film noir but instead, they chose to give every 5 minutes some very lame joke and they completely missed the right tone for this material. To conclud” read more

SuperAmanda added this to a list 4 years, 5 months ago
Madonna's Big Screen FILM FAILS and FLOPS (18 movies items)

"The movie was panned by critics and failed at the box office. It was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, "winning" one of them, Worst Actress for Madonna."


Agent Bert Macklin added this to a list 4 years, 5 months ago
Box Office Disappointments (169 movies items)

"Budget $17,000,000 Box Office Gross $2,315,683 "


johanlefourbe added this to a list 5 years ago
The evolution of Sean Penn (41 movies items)

"character : Glendon Wasey "


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The evolution of Madonna (the actress) (19 movies items)

"character : Gloria Tatlock "


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Most Successful Movies of... Sean Penn (39 movies items)

"Total Gross: 2,315,683 $ - Actor -"


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FLOP$ (34 movies items)

"Budget: $17 million US Gross: $2 million LOSS : $15 million "



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