Sean Penn is Glendon Wasey, a quick-witted fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Madonna is a determined missionary nurse seeking the cursing powers of opium for her patients. She wants to help the suffering.. he want boat fare back to the states- so fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, quixotic, and quite often romantic guest for stolen drugs. The trouble is, the opium they’re after is also the target of every thug and smuggler in Shanghai.
It’s a wild rickshaw race adventure with every concubine karate-killer and crime boss in town in hot pursuit. When the hottest star couple in America hit menacing streets of seaport China, you’re in for a Shanghai Surprise!!
- Directed by: Jim Goddard
- Madonna as Gloria Tatlock
- Produced by George Harrison’s HandMade Films and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
- The newly weds Sean and Madonna took the lead in this one
- According to Madonna, filming this movie was a true nightmare
- Unfortunately the reception of the film was bad and met negative reviews
- The movie soundtrack was never released
- Movie was released on VHS, Laserdisc, Video CD, DVD and blu-ray (selected countries)