Making Of...
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Shanghai Surprise Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Shanghai Surprise Picture
1986
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1986 Action / Adventure movie starring Madonna, Sean Penn, Paul Freeman et al.
The filming of Shanghai Surprise turned out to be a tough task. The film crew spoke nothing but Chinese, there were rats under the actors trailers and several persons in the team fell ill from food poisoning.
When making Shanghai Surprise, the filmmakers envisoned a romance similar to the one that developed between Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in "The African Queen".
This movie was produced by ex-Beatle George Harrison's Hand Made Films.
The off camera action attracted more attention then the movie itself, as Sean engaged in his usual tussels with the press. George Harrison flew to Macao to try to make peace between the Penn's and assorted journalists and as a result filming was transfered to London.
George Harrison did his best to shield the young couple, prompting Madonna to remark, "He's great, very understanding and sympathetic. He's given me more advice on how to deal with the press, though, than how to make movies."
After the movie was completed, however, Harrison's sympathy evaporated with a few harsh words about the pair, he was quoted as saying "Penn is a pain in the a**". Of Madonna, he said, "She has to realize that you can be a fabulous person and be humble as well."
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Deleted Scenes
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Shanghai Surprise