Shanghai Calling

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Shanghai Calling
Shanghai Calling Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Daniel Hsia
Produced by Janet Yang
Written by Daniel Hsia
Starring Daniel Henney
Eliza Coupe
Bill Paxton
Music by Klaus Badelt
Christopher Carmichael
Cinematography Armando Salas
Edited by Pamela March
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Shanghai Calling is a 2012 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by Daniel Hsia and produced by Janet Yang. Starring Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, and Bill Paxton, Shanghai Calling is a story about a group of Americans who find themselves immigrants in a foreign country.


Sam Chao (Daniel Henney), an ambitious New York attorney, is sent to his law firm's Shanghai office to close an important deal. Things go disastrously wrong and he finds his career in jeopardy. With the help of his beautiful relocation specialist Amanda Wilson (Eliza Coupe), fast food executive Donald Cafferty (Bill Paxton), and his local colleagues, Sam just might be able to save his job and learn to appreciate the wonders that Shanghai has to offer.[1]



Daniel Henney won a Best Actor award at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival, and Daniel Hsia won a Best New Director / Outstanding First Feature Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[2][3]


  1. ^ Lee, Maggie. "Shanghai Calling". Variety
  2. ^ Shanghai Calling, Official Website,
  3. ^ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2012, And the Winners Are,

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