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Shanghai Calling (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 February 2013 (USA)
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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.

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Daniel Hsia

Writer:

Daniel Hsia
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Le Geng ... Awesome Wang (as Geng Le)
Daniel Henney ... Sam
Sean Gallagher ... Brad
Bill Marcus Bill Marcus ... Pritchard
John Paul Lopez John Paul Lopez ... Cohen
Eliza Coupe ... Amanda
Bill Paxton ... Donald
Ying Tang Ying Tang ... Ayi
Yong Wang Yong Wang ... Taxi Driver
Zhu Zhu ... Fang Fang
Alan Ruck ... Marcus Groff
Lu Cai ... Guang
Long Shen Dao Long Shen Dao ... Reggae Band
Yanyan Wu Yanyan Wu ... Natalie
Arran Hawkins Arran Hawkins ... Chase
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Storyline

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous

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business | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Sometimes home is far away from home.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Bodhi Ragga
Music and Lyrics by Mu Niu
Performed by Long Shen Dao
Courtesy of Long Shen Dao
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Some funny moments and insights
6 November 2020 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

There are some laugh out loud jokes and meaningful insights about Asian American expat in China. The romance isn't terribly convincing. The legal manufacturing tussle is funny then fairly interesting but the resolution seems hasty. The cast is pretty good. Daniel Henney mumbles a bit but he is suited to the role even though he isn't full Asian. Okay watch if you don't expect a lot.


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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Mandarin | Shanghainese

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Americatown, Shanghai See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,400, 18 February 2013

Gross USA:

$10,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,400
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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