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Shanghai Kiss (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  17 March 2007 (USA)
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An Asian-American actor, living in Los Angeles, is forced to reconsider his roots as well as the possibilities afforded him by his present situation after suddenly inheriting his grandmother's home in Shanghai.

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Adelaide Bourbon
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Micki Yang
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Joe Silverman (as Joel Moore)
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Mark Liu - Liam's Dad
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Georgia
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Jessica / Cute Blonde
Steve Connell ...
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Brian Gardner ...
Young Handsome Guy
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Virginia
Oliver Yan ...
Ling Ming
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Jai Li
Chen Li ...
Amy
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A struggling Chinese-American actor, who unwittingly finds himself involved with a high school girl, learns he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. The American-raised character moves to China in an attempt to connect with his ancestry, leaving behind quite possibly the only girl who has ever loved him. Written by Anonymous

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The Shanghai Kid  »

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In the scene where Liam and Micki are watching a movie, Liam mentions how The Rock sounds like Richard Simmons and Micki asks 'Who is the Rock?'. Kelly Hu starred in The Scorpion King (2002) with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). See more »

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When Joel returns to the table he is clearly seen holding a single serving butter pack in his left hand as he sits down, but as we switch to a different camera angle, he is holding a fork. See more »

Quotes

Casting Director: So... you know Kung Fu?
Liam Liu: [Caught off guard] Er...
Casting Director: What Color belt are you?
Liam Liu: Er... I... I... I don't have a belt. Oh... you know what I love? I love suspenders.
Casting Director: You don't know martial arts?
Liam Liu: No...
Casting Director: It says on your resume that you know martial arts.
Liam Liu: Is... is there martial arts in this commercial? I thought it was for toothpaste?
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Written by David Kitay and David Baerwald
Performed by Hayden Panettiere
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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For once, a non-fighting/nerdy/criminal role for an Asian male.
20 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Before Spike Lee came around, Black male actors weren't getting the best roles - a) They were usually the first to die in any movie, b) they normally played the roles of drug dealers, gangsters, criminals, slaves, convicts, and pimps). c) Their roles were restricted to action/crime, musical, or sports-related movies.

Spike Lee changed all of that and it's because of Spike that we got to see black actors, such as Denzel, Terrence Howard, and Jamie Foxx (to name a few)get powerful Oscar-worthy roles.

To date, Asian actors are still suffering in Hollywood.

The only roles Asian actors can get in Hollywood are: a) the evil Asian-villain who gets beaten by the white hero...and the white hero saves the beautiful Asian girl from the clutches of "Dr.Fu-Manchu" b) a gangster, Viet-Cong soldier, Shaolin-Monk, Martial Arts teacher, Chinese-takeout cook/delivery-man, computer-geek, pingpong player, etc... c) anything to do with Martial Arts

It's about time that we have an Asian Spike-Lee! David Ren has stepped up to the batter's box and hit a grand slam with this one and I hope that he comes back for more!

This flick has it all...relevant themes, great movie, great cast, and great director!


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