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Shanghai Surprise ()


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Shanghai, 1938: A missionary woman hires a fortune hunter to help her find 1100 lbs. opium lost, as wounded need the morphine. Adventure and romance follows.

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Glendon Wasey
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Gloria Tatlock
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Walter Faraday
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Willie Tuttle
Philip Sayer ...
Justin Kronk
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Joe Go
Kay Tong Lim ...
Mei Gan
Sonserai Lee ...
China Doll
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Ho Chong
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Yamagani San
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Mr. Burns
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China Doll's Maid
George She ...
Wu Ch'En She
Won Gam Bor ...
Rickshaw King
To Chee Kan ...
China Doll's Boatman
David Li ...
Doorman at Zig-Zag Club
Keith Bonnard ...
Maitre'D at Zig-Zag Club
Claire Lutter ...
Prostitute
Pamela Yang ...
Prostitute
Michael Chow ...
Street Barker
Samuel Tsao ...
Street Barker
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Ship's Officer
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Night Club Singer

Directed by

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Jim Goddard

Written by

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John Kohn ... (screenplay) &
Robert Bentley ... (screenplay)
 
Tony Kenrick ... (from the novel "Faraday's Flowers")

Produced by

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Robin Douet ... co-producer
George Harrison ... executive producer
John Kohn ... producer
Denis O'Brien ... executive producer
Sara Romilly ... associate producer

Music by

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George Harrison
Michael Kamen

Cinematography by

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Ernest Vincze ... (as Ernie Vincze)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Sheldon

Editorial Department

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Peter Baldock ... assistant editor
Roy Benson ... assistant editor
Clive Hartley ... assistant editor
Stefan Henrix ... assistant editor
Michael Redfern ... assistant editor (as Mike Redfern)
John Stanborough ... color timer
Bettina Woolgar ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Judy Dennis
Ann Fielden
Patricia Pao ... (as Pat Pao)

Production Design by

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Peter Mullins

Art Direction by

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David Minty
John Siddall

Costume Design by

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Judy Moorcroft

Makeup Department

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Christine Beveridge ... makeup supervisor
Sallie Evans ... assistant makeup artist: UK
Graham Freeborn ... assistant makeup artist: Hong Kong
Kai Shing Lau ... assistant makeup artist: Hong Kong
Paolo Mantini ... hair stylist
Simon Thompson ... supervising hair stylist
Julien Young ... assistant hair stylist: Hong Kong

Production Management

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Matthew Binns ... unit manager: Hong Kong
David Brown ... production manager
Titus Ho ... production manager: Hong Kong
Peter Kohn ... production manager
Virginia Lok ... production manager: Hong Kong
Po-Nan Wen ... production manager: Hong Kong (as Pak Nam Wan)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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To Chee Kan ... assistant director: Hong Kong
May Leung ... assistant director: Hong Kong
Gino Marotta ... assistant director
Patty Chan Morrison ... first assistant director: Hong Kong (as Patty Chan)
Rupert Ryle-Hodges ... third assistant director
Gerry Toomey ... second assistant director
Kevin Westley ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Amanda Ackland-Snow ... assistant set dresser
Frank Adam ... stand-by painter
Barry Arnold ... propman
Brian Blues ... supervising carpenter
Dave Coldham ... HOD plasterer
Desmond Crowe ... assistant art director
Derek Dackombe ... supervising painter
Tony Graysmark ... construction manager
Lee Tai Hang ... art department assistant: Hong Kong
Bill Hargreaves ... stand-by propman
Raymond Hawtree ... supervising carpenter
Dave Jordan ... property master
Horace Ma ... art department assistant: Hong Kong
Brian Mitchell ... stand-by stagehand
Con Murphy ... stand-by rigger
John Park ... construction manager
Lee Tin Pong ... painter: Hong Kong
Ray Staples ... supervising plasterer
Jack Stephens ... set dresser
Ted Stickley ... propman
Wally Tomlinson ... property buyer
Tommy Westbrook ... stand-by carpenter (as Tom Westbrook)
Dean Coldham ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Chris Barnes ... dialogue editor
Andrew Boulton ... sound mixer
Rodney Glenn ... foley editor
Graham Harris ... sound effects editor
David Pearson ... boom operator
Clive Pendry ... assistant dubbing mixer
John Pitt ... sound maintenance
John Poyner ... sound editor
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer
Tim Partridge ... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Beavis ... special effects technician (as Dave Beavis)
Chan Hau Chung ... special effects assistant: Hong Kong
Paul Knowles ... special effects technician
David H. Watkins ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Geoff Axtell ... opticals

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunts
Terry Cade ... stunts
Steve Dent ... stunts (as Stephen Dent)
Tracey Eddon ... stunts
Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
Douglas Kung ... stunts
Terence Plummer ... stunts (as Terry Plumer)

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David Atkinson ... clapper loader
Neil Binney ... camera operator
Peter Butler ... grip
John Clark ... best boy
George Cole ... gaffer
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Frederick Crawford ... chargehand rigger
Alfie Emmins ... electrician (as Alfred Emmins)
Terry Fu ... assistant camera: Hong Kong
Timothy Hoh ... assistant camera: Hong Kong
Graham Holley ... generator operator
Robert Huke ... camera operator (as Bob Huke)
Cheuk Man Ko ... gaffer: Hong Kong
Ronald Lenoir ... chargehand rigger (as Ron Lenoir)
Raymond Mills ... electrician
Brian Smith ... electrician
Martin Testar ... focus puller
Nigel Seal ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Colette Koo ... wardrobe assistant: Hong Kong
Keith Morton ... wardrobe master
Elsa Soustre ... wardrobe assistant: Hong Kong
Sue Wain ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Laurie Borg ... location manager: UK
Wai-Chung Chan ... location manager: Hong Kong (as Alice Chan)
Kun Wai Andy Ma ... location manager: Hong Kong (as Andy Ma)
Yiu Wah Moon ... location assistant: Hong Kong
Kingston Shek ... location assistant: Hong Kong (as Shek Sui Lun)
Pang Shing ... location assistant: Hong Kong
Wong Yiu ... location assistant: Hong Kong

Music Department

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William Diver ... music editor
Richard Dodd ... music engineer
Eric Tomlinson ... music engineer
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Ray Cooper ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mark Thomas ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Angela Wharton ... script supervisor (as Angela Noakes)

Transportation Department

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John Hollywood ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Maurice Binder ... title designer
Bobby Blues ... production accountant (as Bob Blues)
Lesley Broderick ... assistant accountant
Diane Chittell ... production coordinator
Marina Choi ... liaison: Macau
Gordon Davis ... assistant accountant
Jacky Holding ... accounting secretary
Mark Layton ... production assistant
Ringo Lee ... traffic captain: Hong Kong
Peter Leung ... marine coordinator
Bruce Osborne ... vintage cars supplier
Guy Tannahill ... security consultant
Ann Tasker ... unit publicist
Dickie Tai Ho Wong ... assistant accountant: Hong Kong
Kathy Sykes ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Mehmet Karaca

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Taglines A romantic adventure for the dangerous at heart. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Surpresa em Shanghai (Brazil)
  • Surprise e Shanghai (Iran, Persian title)
  • Xangai (Portugal)
  • Surpresa de Shanghai (Brazil)
  • 驚爆天狼星 (Taiwan)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Apparently, after principal photography wrapped, executive producer George Harrison allegedly said of lead stars Madonna and Sean Penn: "Penn is a pain the ass . . . [while]she has to realize that you can be a fabulous person and be humble as well". See more »
Goofs During the bathhouse scene Justin tells Glendon that the Chinese use tomato juice to remove the stench of skunks. Of course there are no skunks in China. Skunks live only in North America. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Matinee/Alive/Body of Evidence/Sniper (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Shanghai Surprise See more »
Quotes Ho Chong: And you, Reverend Lady, would care for protection for treasured parts?
Gloria Tatlock: No, thank you.
Ho Chong: Your lips and ears, perhaps?
Gloria Tatlock: Thank you, I said no.
Ho Chong: Your twin pagodas, maybe?
Gloria Tatlock: Definitely not!
Ho Chong: Surely, you want to protect your haven of celestial bliss?
Gloria Tatlock: How dare you!
Glendon Wasey: I don't think the haven's in much danger.
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