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Writer:
Daniel Hsia (writer)
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Release Date:
8 February 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sometimes home is far away from home.
Plot:
A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent film starring Shanghai See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Le Geng ... Awesome Wang (as Geng Le)

Daniel Henney ... Sam

Sean Gallagher ... Brad
Bill Marcus ... Pritchard

John Paul Lopez ... Cohen

Eliza Coupe ... Amanda

Bill Paxton ... Donald
Ying Tang ... Ayi
Yong Wang ... Taxi Driver

Zhu Zhu ... Fang Fang

Alan Ruck ... Marcus Groff
Lu Cai ... Guang
Long Shen Dao ... Reggae Band
Yanyan Wu ... Natalie
Arran Hawkins ... Chase
Siyuan Lu ... Clerk in Phone Store

Kara Wang ... Esther
Gillian Renee Rexach ... Katie

Eva Jin ... Hostess
Meng Yu ... Penney
Yiru Zhang ... Ma
Qian Zuo Guo ... Popo
Jingwu Gao ... Ba
Jesse Huang ... Lin

Charles Mayer ... Jensen
Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee ... Flute Player
Frank Zhu ... Delivery Man
Jim Bennett ... Jensen's KTV Friend
Christopher Liger ... Phillip
Zixuan Yang ... Masseuse #1
Yun Wang ... Masseuse #2

James Rice ... American Businessman
Shane P. Zhang ... Coffee Monk
Shimao Zhu ... Magistrate
Zheng Qian ... Yu Baiyang
Christine Francois ... Georgia

Directed by
Daniel Hsia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Hsia  writer

Produced by
Allen Chao .... executive producer
Richard Chao .... executive producer
Steven Chao .... co-producer
Agnes Kung .... executive producer
Susan Lew .... co-producer
Janet Yang .... producer
Jiakun Zhang .... line producer
Yuting Zhao .... executive producer
Xia Zheng .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Christopher Carmichael 
 
Cinematography by
Armando Salas 
 
Film Editing by
Pamela March 
 
Casting by
PoPing AuYeung 
Leslie Woo 
 
Production Design by
Baiyang Yu 
 
Art Direction by
Zhijian Wang 
 
Set Decoration by
Fuli Cao 
Bo Du 
Zhouyi Li 
 
Costume Design by
Haiyan Wang 
 
Makeup Department
Liyun Guo .... makeup assistant
Rondi Scott .... key make-up and hair: New York
Muxian Sha .... makeup assistant
Jieyuan Sun .... hair stylist
Jacky Yang .... hair and make-up supervisor
 
Production Management
Yusi Cheng .... second unit production manager: Shanghai
Aaron Shershow .... unit production manager
Craig Shilowich .... unit production manager: New York
Wenwen Wang .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Li .... second assistant director
Diana Rong .... third assistant director
Craig Shilowich .... first assistant director: New York
Lei Tsao .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Yiqing Chen .... assistant to the art director
Baichuan Duan .... on-set prop assistant
Taochuan Duan .... on-set prop assistant
Xufeng He .... property master
Jianmin Kong .... key set decorator
Yunlei Kong .... second unit props: Shanghai
 
Sound Department
Todd Brodie .... adr mixer
Yuanwu Chen .... boom operator
Gary Coppola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Yagmur Kaplan .... sound re-recording mixer
Sang Jun Kim .... first assistant sound editor
Benjamin Lhotellier .... additional adr recordist
Bingsong Li .... boom operator
Jared Orlando .... foley recordist
Sarah Payan .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound designer
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Gregg Teutonico .... foley supervisor
Cloud Wang .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Nate Whitson .... digital effects
 
Stunts
Joel Adrian .... stunts
Max Huang .... stunt coordinator
Joel Slaatto .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shuiqiang Cao .... best boy
Yong Jie Cao .... lighting assistant
Sam Chen .... digital imaging technician
Sam Chen .... second unit first assistant camera: Shanghai
Yue Fang .... second assistant camera operator
George Fu .... digital equipment technician
Sushi Gao .... digital imaging technician
Yiping Gao .... still photographer
Chunlei Hou .... lighting assistant
Linda Kallerus .... first assistant camera: New York (as Linda Slater)
Baoquan Li .... key grip
Qing Li .... grip
Zhikun Li .... grip
Fangnan Lu .... third assistant camera operator
Zongtao Lu .... grip
Xilai Ma .... lighting assistant
Bing Rui Sun .... lighting assistant
Bingying Sun .... lighting assistant
Shanwei Sun .... lighting assistant
Xiaobin Sun .... lighting assistant
Rick Tullis .... steadicam/b camera operator
Guillermo Tuñon .... second assistant camera: New York
Guanjun Wang .... grip
Lihong Wang .... gaffer
Sanhui Xing .... lighting assistant
Simon Yu .... camera department translator
Liang Zhu .... first assistant camera operator
 
Animation Department
Nate Whitson .... animator
 
Casting Department
Emma Tang .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yong Dong .... costume assistant
Yiran Tao .... costume assistant
Ningli Wei .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate finishing artist (as Matthew Blackshear)
Corinne Bogdanowicz .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Keifer Brown .... second unit digital imaging technician: Shanghai
Des Carey .... digital intermediate manager
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Peter Cioni .... digital intermediate manager
Katie Fellion .... digital intermediate producer
Kevin London .... finishing editor
Ryan McKeague .... digital intermediate assist
Keenan Mock .... digital intermediate assistant
Nathan Orloff .... Assistant Editor: Los Angeles (as Nate Orloff)
Dana Osterman .... digital intermediate post production assistant
Chris Peariso .... digital media engineer
Paul Rehder .... finishing editor
Jack Wang .... assistant editor: China
Kevin Warnecke .... digital intermediate production assistant
Wenting Xu .... post-production translator
 
Music Department
Christopher Carmichael .... musician: bass
Christopher Carmichael .... score co-producer
Simone de Leuw .... score production manager
Yagmur Kaplan .... music editor
Robyn Klein .... executive in charge of music
Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee .... composer: additional music
Yuesong Li .... orchestra recorded by
Keith Addam Lipson .... musician: clarinet
Yunzhi Liu .... orchestra conductor
Stephen Lukach .... score technical assistant
Sujin Nam .... orchestrator
Goran Rista .... musician: drums
Daniel Rojas .... musician: guitar
Daniel Rojas .... orchestrator
Tigerstyle .... composer: additional music
Nathan Wang .... composer: additional music
Zheng Wang .... assistant engineer
Ryan White .... music intern
Mark Yaeger .... composer: additional music (as Mark Anthony Yaeger)
Frank Gefang Yang .... Mr. Badelt's music supervisor: China
Naiwen Zhang .... administrative assistant: China
 
Transportation Department
Chuanyin Cao .... driver
Huainian Chen .... driver
Qingzhong Chen .... driver
Jinlong Guo .... driver
Youxue Guo .... driver
Bing Ji .... driver
Guijie Ji .... driver
Junkai Jia .... driver
Guo-Liang Li .... driver
Shengyang Li .... driver
Shuai Li .... driver
Yuxue Li .... driver
Bin Liu .... driver
Hongtao Ma .... driver
Lei Meng .... driver
Meijuan Qian .... driver
Jiaxiang Shao .... driver
Genming Tao .... driver
Wu Xiuyi .... driver
Qiaolong Xu .... transportation captain
Huaibin Yang .... driver
Ren Ye .... driver
Dejun Zhang .... driver
Denian Zhang .... driver: Shanghai
Yujun Zheng .... driver
 
Other crew
Zhou Wei Hong Amy .... cashier
Ding Bing .... EPK sound
Yu Cao .... production attorney: China
Laura Chen .... travel coordinator
Yangyang Cheng .... dialogue coach
Yusi Cheng .... assistant: Janet Yang
Bing Ding .... EPK sound
Chris Dunn .... production assistant: New York
Guanglai Fu .... on-set assistant
Federica Gianni .... production assistant: New York
Tian He Guo .... catering manager
Tianhe Guo .... catering manager
Xun Huang .... EPK sound
Zheng Jia .... epk/behind the scenes
Selina Jiao .... assistant to line producer
Zhou Jingli (technical consultant: CFG
Wang Jun .... production consultant:CFG
Jinglong Li .... on-set assistant
Quanxi Li .... caterer
Taylor Li .... assistant: Daniel Hsia
Wei Liu .... assistant to unit production manager
Alex Ma .... post production assistant
David Magdael .... publicist
Fan Hua Meng .... locations
Carol Ning .... assistant: Eliza Coupe
Polly Pan .... production assistant
Vivian Pan .... production coordinator
Scott Preston .... EPK camera operator
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney: U.S.
Christine Robson .... production accountant
Edith Shi .... EPK editor
David Stavonhagen .... EPK director/producer
Bill Wang .... assistant accountant
Chengping Wang .... on-set assistant
Jianfei Wang .... on-set assistant
Jun Wang (production consultant: CFG
Simon Wang .... EPK camera operator
Stefan Wang .... unit manager
Xin Wang .... living manager
Yong Wang .... on-set assistant
Huang Win .... EPK sound
Frances Xu .... EPK production coordinator
Jiaying Xu .... craft service
Fulu Yang .... on-set assistant
Juntao Yang .... on-set assistant
Jake Ye .... assistant: Bill Paxton
Scarlett Yuan .... EPK assistant editor
Jian Zhou .... production attorney: China
Jingli Zhou .... echnical consultant: CFG
Yueqi Zhou .... location manager
Frank Zhu .... assistant: Daniel Henney
 
Thanks
Dexter N. Adriano .... thanks
David Basmajian .... thanks
Mickey Berman .... thanks
Henry Chan .... thanks
Kevin Chen .... thanks
Yulin Chen .... thanks
Lenora Chu .... thanks
Wendy Cohen .... thanks
Anita Cox .... thanks
Victoria Elegant .... thanks
Yong Er .... thanks
Shen Fei .... thanks
Sean Fitzgerald .... thanks
Jonathan M. Goldstein .... thanks
Benjamin Graham .... thanks
Jonah Greenberg .... thanks
Jonathan Groff .... thanks
Jason Hendler .... thanks
Ingrid Kamphuis .... thanks
Li Ying Kao .... thanks
Roger Kao .... thanks
Steve Koren .... thanks
Amanda Lewis .... thanks
Ziyang Li .... thanks
Cheng Liu .... thanks
Peter Loeher .... thanks
Michael Malik .... thanks
Yen Pong .... thanks
James Rice .... thanks
Kyle Sun .... thanks
Mary Sun .... thanks
Shama Luxe Tiandi .... thanks
Scott Tong .... thanks
Jennifer O'Brien Vettoretti .... thanks
Vance Wagner .... thanks
Kevin Wale .... thanks
Noah Weinzweig .... thanks
Eva Woo .... thanks
Winston Wu .... thanks
Malena Zhang .... thanks
Kelsey Zhao .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Factual errors: His teacher friend (Brad) slept on Sam's bed because it looked more comfy than the couch, but he could have slept on the other bed. Amanda (the relocation specialist) said that the apartment had two bedrooms.See more »
Soundtrack:
Get it Maybe TonightSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film starring Shanghai, 13 May 2013
Author: mmckinley2 from Long Beach, CA

I watched this on the plane returning to California from Shanghai and it was spot on right about the "expats" (who never think of themselves as carpetbaggers or immigrants). I was in Shanghai to teach an MBA course on business ethics and this film sent exactly the right message on that very topic. Instead of going to a new country to skim the cream in whatever unscrupulous way one can get away with, why not try being a model for others on how to succeed by doing the right thing.

I thought Shanghai's Bund itself was the star of the show, and rightly so, and the leads are both rising stars to watch. The editing could have had less abrupt resolutions, though. A bit too pat for Sam to meet a philosophical Chinese guy in a (brazen advert) Costa Coffee who leads him to enlightenment in a coffee bean.

However, the comedic moments are genuinely hilarious!

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