- Current Status
- In Season
- 97 minutes
- Madonna, Sean Penn
- Jim Goddard
- Robert Bentley, John Kohn
We rate Madonna in ”Shanghai Surprise”
MADONNA PLAYS Gloria Tatlock, a nurse and missionary caught in intrigue in 1937 China
FRIENDS/LOVERS IN THE CAST Then-husband Sean Penn, as adventurer Glendon Wasey
DOES SHE SING? No, but there are five tunes by the film’s producer, George Harrison
MEMORABLE MOMENT Perhaps anticipating ”A League of Their Own,” Madonna and Sean help a Chinese gangster brush up on his baseball skills.
REDEEMING CAMP VALUE The dialogue is full of priceless non-sequiturs, like Madonna telling Sean, ”We can’t have you leaving Shanghai without tasting the duck.”
WE SAY If you and your husband made this movie, you’d get divorced, too.