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Shanghai Surprise (1986)

Shanghai Surprise
3.9 Rating
(39 ratings)
2.9 IMDB rating

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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
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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Razzie award worst movie of the year (176 items)
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Published 4 years, 1 month ago 17 comments
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I regret this film. (34 items)
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Published 2 years, 2 months ago 11 comments
46 votes
The evolution of Sean Penn (41 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 3 years, 7 months ago 3 comments
37 votes
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Published 1 year, 9 months ago 27 comments
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Published 3 years, 8 months ago 7 comments

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A bad movie

3 years 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
1980s (2), Drama (2), Romance (2), Adventure (2), Opium (2), China (2), Shanghai (2), Critically Bashed (1), Box Office Flop (1), 1986 (1), 80's (1), Love Story (1), 80s (1)
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In the Footsteps of... Madonna (24 movies items)

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"Sean Penn & Madonna Total: 2 points 2 points: Leo"


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"30th November, on DVD Could very well be the worst film of the 80's. Yes, even worse than Garbage Pail Kids or Howard the Duck. I hated every second of this awful piece of fucking horse shit."


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"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."


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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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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 years 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

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"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."


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


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"character : Gloria Tatlock "


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