Shanghai Surprise Poster

Release Date: August 29th, 1986

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) is a sleazy, down-on-his-luck con man struggling to sell glow-in-the-dark neckties in Shanghai. When he encounters the lovely Gloria Tatlock (Madonna), a nurse who wants to obtain a supply of opium to ease the suffering of her patients, he decides to help her get hold of a stolen supply of the valuable drug. The only problem is that a lot of other people want to secure the stolen opium as well -- gangsters, smugglers, thugs and a host of dangerous lowlifes.

Cast: Sean Penn, Madonna , Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths, Philip Sayer, Clyde Kusatsu, Lim Kay Tong, Sonserai Lee

Director: Jim Goddard

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: 1930s, Spirited, Lighthearted, Quest, Love