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A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

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Anna Lan-Ting (as Gong Li)
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Anthony Lan-Ting (as Chow Yun-Fat)
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Richard Astor
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Tanaka
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Leni Müller
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Conner
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Juso Kita
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Karl Müller
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Mikey
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An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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In a world filled with secrets, solving a mystery can be murder.


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Rated R for strong violence, some drug use and brief language | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,604 (USA) (2 October 2015)

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$44,689 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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Trivia

The brainchild of Mike Medavoy, who was born in Shanghai in 1941 and who developed the story through his Phoenix Pictures shingle, project was subsequently bought by Harvey Weinstein while still at Miramax; it took eight years in the making. See more »

Quotes

Paul Soames: The heart is never neutral.
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Cocktail Jump
Composed and Arranged by Stephen Edwards
Courtesy Really Tall Tunes
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Very Thrilling War Detective
2 January 2011 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I have really enjoyed this excellent movie, since i love war films. This one is about a pre-Pearl Harbor Shanghai, where Japanese, Chinese, Nazi, American intelligence services clash, and it's common people who make history. John Cusack is a great choice for the main role, and he delivers his part impeccably. Being a secret agent, he is deeply sensitive and sensible man, who wants to reveal some mysteries and he is right in the whirlwind of a war craze. Other actors include Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, among others, and they all do great jobs. Japanese soldiers fight the Chinese partisans, Americans try to find out what they think will help... and all this is a dizzying background to a deep touching story of love, hate, cowardice, friendship, bravery and valor. This movie is highly recommended


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