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Shanghai Kiss -- 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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Ken Leung ... Liam Liu

Hayden Panettiere ... Adelaide Bourbon

Kelly Hu ... Micki Yang

Joel David Moore ... Joe Silverman (as Joel Moore)

James Hong ... Mark Liu - Liam's Dad
Kathleen Lancaster ... Georgia

Lorna Scott ... Casting Director

Spencer Redford ... Jessica / Cute Blonde
Steve Connell ... Casting Director (voice)
Brian Gardner ... Young Handsome Guy

Timothy Bottoms ... Adelaide's Father

Summer Altice ... Virginia
Oliver Yan ... Ling Ming

Byron Mann ... Jai Li
Chen Li ... Amy
Hu Qing Yun ... Karaoke Madamme
Wenzai Gu ... Taxi Driver (as China Gu Wen Zhai)
Michael Gleissner ... Frank The Umbrella Man
Yun Xu ... Bellhop
Sun Nian Sheng ... Mr. Wu
Hui Xia Li ... Mrs. Wu
Xu Tuo ... Little Chinese Girl
Huimin Xie ... Tea Egg Vendor
Cheng Ling ... Noodle Shop Waitress
Qian Zuo Guo ... Old Woman With Cell Phone
Zhang Zhang ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ron Cobert ... French Teacher
Julius Callahan ... Jeff Cleanpants (uncredited)

Cameron Markham ... Movie Goer Guy (uncredited)
Carina Rhea ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Kern Konwiser 
David Ren 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Ren 

Produced by
Michael Gleissner .... executive producer
Kip Konwiser .... producer
Stephanie Kwong .... co-executive producer
Brent Morris .... line producer
David Ren .... executive producer
Wei Wang .... co-producer
Baiyang Yu .... line producer
Zhenyan Zhang .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Kitay 
Cinematography by
Alexander Buono 
Film Editing by
Zene Baker 
Casting by
Linda Phillips-Palo 
Production Design by
Wenzai Gu  (as Gu Wen Zhai)
Ben Woolverton 
Set Decoration by
Laura Evans 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
Makeup Department
Essie Cha .... assistant makeup artist
Tanya Cookingham .... hair stylist
Jennifer Greenberg .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Greenberg .... hair stylist
Lorna Reid .... wig master
Richard Rodier .... key makeup artist
Edie Stanley .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jeff Fitzpatrick .... production manager (as Jeff Carlson)
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Baiyang Yu .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather I. Denton .... second assistant director
Tony Steinberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Susan Cho .... art department coordinator
Briana Dorner .... set dresser
Carol Lea Pike .... property master
Michael Treveloni .... set dresser
Lynny Warner .... leadman
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr editor
Garret Bever .... assistant sound
Spencer Blair .... post-audio assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... voice director: adr
Chris Elam .... re-recording mixer
Adam Fike .... post sound coordinator
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
April Tucker .... sound post-production (as April Cech)
April Tucker .... sound recordist (as April Cech)
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Brian Allan .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Brown .... grip
Henry Canon .... grip
David R. Casey .... gaffer
Hugh Casey .... best boy electric
Jesse Crusing .... electrician
Patrick Farrell .... dolly grip
Trish Herremans .... electrician
William H. Hobson .... best boy grip
Mark Hyde .... key grip
Daniel Kauahi .... grip
Tucker Korte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator: Los Angeles
Dan Ming .... first assistant camera
Jeff Pantukhoff .... assistant camera
Rafael Peregrina .... grip
Jay Pope .... electrician
John Steur .... grip
Chris Tonkovich .... electrician
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Randolph J. Verdigo .... grip (as Randy Verdugo)
Casting Department
Paul Palo .... casting associate
Paul Palo .... extras casting
Jessica Sonneborn .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Ian Ackerman .... set costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... key costumer (as Tisha Jahnke)
Editorial Department
Ken Schwartz .... colorist
Stacey Sexton .... assistant editor
Location Management
David Payne .... assistant location manager
Eric Pilarcik .... location manager
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. .... location manager
Music Department
Gary Barlough .... score recordist
Cathy Carapella .... music clearance: Diamond Time
Gerry Gershman .... music supervisor
David Kitay .... score producer
Chris Robertson .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation coordinator
Eli Lozano .... driver
Other crew
Cecilia Cardwell .... studio teacher
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Danny Davidson .... production coordinator (as Danny Muscoplat)
Cynthia Garcia Walker .... production accountant
Pinghu Gu .... production coordinator: China
Steven G. Kaplan .... production legal
Shannon Kenny .... script supervisor
Arron Kinser .... key set production assistant
Jim Lau .... adr voice
Mareo-Ahmir Lawson .... production assistant
C.J. LongHammer .... production assistant
Jess Nunez .... payroll accountant
Cindy Swartz .... set medic
Rosana Tomas .... office production assistant
Bill Wang .... cast assistant
Ron Yuan .... voice

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106 min | Argentina:100 min | Germany:100 min (European Film Market) | Turkey:91 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Garden State but better, 5 September 2007
Author: hw711 from United States

WOW, you gotta see this movie. It has a non-stereotypical Chinese male lead, which is totally rare in Hollywood films. It's a drama that has some comedic moments. It's about this 28 year old Chinese American (this part same as me) living in LA struggling with his acting career and how an opportunity to leave his normal confine changed his outlook on life and his relationship with his father and others. There is the childhood mother accident and the resulting blaming game. There is the overly positive (polar opposite of main character) girl. I know, the overall storyline is almost exactly like Garden State but the detail experiences are completely different. I actually like it a lot more than Garden State. There are less drug use and weird stuff, instead, it has more real life problems and emotions. I don't mind the former, I like Garden State too but the latter just makes you feel so much closer to the characters.

I love the scenes in Shanghai. I really want to go there now. LOL. I wonder if Hayden got the opportunity to visit while shooting the movie. BTW, all the actors were amazing (even the potential house buyer couple). The main actors displayed all range of emotions very convincingly.

I have to admit, I saw an illegal copy of the movie. But I liked it so much that not only am I going to purchase a legit DVD for myself, I'm going to buy a few to give them to my friends. It's unfortunate there is not enough promotion for it so I'm going to help spread the words myself.

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