Shanghai Surprise (1986)
When a huge shipment of opium is lost during the 1937 Japanese invasion of China, it remains hidden for more than a year. However, missionary Gloria Tatlock (Madonna) has heard of the legendary stash of drugs and hires American con man Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) to help her obtain the opium to relieve the suffering of wounded Chinese soldiers. The pair soon discover, however, that they aren't the only ones searching for the missing drug shipment.
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Critic Reviews for Shanghai Surprise
Madonna's incompetent performance secured her reputation as a no-talent actress...and, to date, she still hasn't been able to shake that reputation.
Striking visuals and some good George Harrison songs can't save it.
Audience Reviews for Shanghai Surprise
So so so boring, I caught this on TV last night, and I couldn't even understand what Penn was saying or what they were supposed to be doing in the movie. The story is ridiculous and I'm like it's supposed to be a romance or what? It was too boring for me to care, so I switched channels before the end. Stay away from this movie, it's just horrendous.More
I really don't know where to start... and I really don't know where to end! This balant Indiana Jones/ Romancing the Stone rip-off is one of the most tedious, tiresome, and dull films I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure that's all that really needs to be said.More
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