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Shanghai Surprise (1986)

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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
Clyde Kusatsu Clyde Kusatsu
Joe Go
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim
Mei Gan
Sonserai Lee Sonserai Lee
China Doll

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John Kohn John Kohn
Robert Bentley Robert Bentley


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A bad movie

7 years, 2 months ago at Sep 17 16:41
Obviously, this movie has an awful reputation but, in spite of all this, since I'm a huge fan of Sean Penn, I still wanted to see this flick. Eventually, the end results was indeed pretty bad and it must be the worst movie starring Sean Penn so far. Where should I start? The music was way too cheesy which was rather surprising since George Harrison wrote five songs for this movie, the whole story ... read more
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Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they are up against every thug and smuggler in Shangai.
Release date: 29 August 1986
UPC: 012236140962
Tags: 1980s (2), Drama (2), Romance (2), Adventure (2), Opium (2), China (2), Shanghai (2), Comedy (1), Critically Bashed (1), Box Office Flop (1), 1986 (1), 80's (1), Love Story (1), 80s (1)
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