Shanghai Surprise


1h 37m 1986

Brief Synopsis

It is 1937 and Shanghai is under Japanese occupation. Walter Faraday, known as the Opium King and a supplier named Mei Gan battle over a valuable supply of the drug and Faraday is killed. A year later, missionary Gloria Tatlock comes in search of Faraday's legendary opium to relieve the pain of injured soldiers. She and her fellow missionary need a street-wise man to help them in their quest and they engage the fortune hunter Glendon Wasey. The vulgar Wasey finds himself in a dangerous adventure with less than pious Tatlock and before long they both find themselves falling in love.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Romance
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Hong Kong; England, United Kingdom; Macau, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

It is 1937 and Shanghai is under Japanese occupation. Walter Faraday, known as "the Opium King" and a supplier named Mei Gan battle over a valuable supply of the drug and Faraday is killed. A year later, missionary Gloria Tatlock comes in search of Faraday's legendary opium to relieve the pain of injured soldiers. She and her fellow missionary need a street-wise man to help them in their quest and they engage the fortune hunter Glendon Wasey. The vulgar Wasey finds himself in a dangerous adventure with less than pious Tatlock and before long they both find themselves falling in love.

Crew

Geoff Axtell

Other

Chris Barnes

Sound Editor

David Beavis

Special Effects

Robert Bentley

Screenplay

Chrissie Beveridge

Makeup Supervisor

Maurice Binder

Main Title Design

Neil Binney

Camera Operator

Matthew Binns

Unit Manager

Laurie Borg

Location Manager

Andrew Boulton

Sound

Andy Bradford

Stunt Man

David Brown

Production Manager

Vicki Brown

Song Performer

Terry Cade

Stunt Man

Alice Chan

Location Manager

Patty Chan

Assistant Director

Diane Chittell

Production Coordinator

Stephen Cooper

Other

Judy Dennis

Casting

Steve Dent

Stunt Man

William Diver

Music Editor

Richard Dodds

Sound

Robin Douet

Coproducer

John Du Prez

Song

Tracey Eddon

Stunt Man

Sallie Evans

Makeup

Ann Fielden

Casting

Graham Freeborn

Makeup

Rodney Glenn

Foley Editor

Graham Harris

Sound Effects Editor

George Harrison

Song Performer

George Harrison

Executive Producer

George Harrison

Song

George Harrison

Music

Titus Ho

Production Manager

Bob Huke

Camera Operator

Alf Joint

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Kamen

Music

To Chee Kan

Assistant Director

Tony Kendrick

Source Material (From Novel)

Paul Knowles

Special Effects

John Kohn

Screenplay

John Kohn

Producer

Peter Kohn

Production Manager

May Leung

Assistant Director

Peter Leung

Other

Virginia Lok

Production Manager

Jeff Lynne

Song

Andy Ma

Location Manager

Gino Marotta

Assistant Director

David Minty

Art Director

Judy Moorcroft

Costume Designer

Keith Morton

Wardrobe

Peter Mullins

Production Designer

Denis O'brien

Executive Producer

Bruce Osborne

Other

Pat Pao

Casting

Terry Plummer

Stunt Man

John Poyner

Sound Editor

Sara Romilly

Associate Producer

Rupert Ryle-hodges

Assistant Director

Ralph Sheldon

Editor

John Siddall

Art Director

Jack Stephens

Set Decorator

Hugh Strain

Sound

Kathy Sykes

Production Coordinator

Gary Tomkins

Other

Eric Tomlinson

Sound

Gerry Toomey

Assistant Director

Ernest A. Vincze

Director Of Photography

Sue Wain

Wardrobe

David Watkins

Special Effects Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Romance
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Hong Kong; England, United Kingdom; Macau, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 29, 1986

Released in United States September 19, 1986

Began shooting January 20, 1986.

Released in United States Summer August 29, 1986

Released in United States September 19, 1986 (New York City)