Shanghai Calling

Shanghai Calling

DVD - 2013
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Ambitious New York attorney Sam is transferred to Shanghai on assignment, partially because he's Chinese-American. A fish-out-of-water, he stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. With help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD SHANGHA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English and Chinese with with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned

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StarGladiator
Mar 11, 2018

Writing and script really offensive on so many levels - - although acting wasn't too bad; Daniel Henney improves with each movie he's made, Coupe's timing was excellent and Zhu Zhu looks good, the movie was just horribly shallow and insipid to the degree it sounds like a propaganda tract, which indeed it may well be?! [The scene meant to engender sympathy for Zhu Zhu's character was completely nonsensical and lacking in any worth!]
All Chinese are good and geniuses, and trustworthy - - all exploiters are foreigners and please ignore the contradictory events in this movie. Why people are routinely disappeared, arrested if they dare complain about anything, and Xi Jinping just altered the Chinese constitution making himself emperor for life.
The original author of the Chinese constitution was Xi Jinping's father - - small world, huh?
Whether they are called Princelings, or the Select, or the Immortals - - welcome the new dynasty, same as the old dynasty!
America and China grow closer every day - - values-wise - - a scary proposition!

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newdog
Jul 02, 2015

We really, really enjoyed this film!

Could have been a good movie, if it hadn't been so horribly bad.

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