On August 17 1960, Sean Justin Penn was born.
In the film, “Truth Or Dare” Madonna is asked, “Who has been the love of your life for your whole life?” Madonna replies without hesitation, “Sean. Sean.”
On August 13 1985, Madonna and Sean Penn got their marriage license.
On June 24, 1985, Madonna and Sean Penn announced that they would marry on August 16, 1985.
On March 6 1986, Madonna and George Harrison held a press conference at Kensington Roof Gardens, London, England to discuss the filming of Shanghai Surprise.
When asked by a reporter to apologize for her and Sean’s behavior towards the British press, Madonna answered: “I have nothing to apologize for”.
You have to stick it out to the end of the video to hear George Harrison’s Shanghai Surprise. It’s one of those 80’s songs you can’t get out of your head!
Here are some of the lyrics:
But i’m ready.
You must be crazy… crazy…
And you got no money… money…
But you’re a tryer…
My straits are dire from the wok into the fire,
I’d like to meet you but i’ve broken my chopstick.
Sometimes there’s no hope in, in chasing promises,
I wanna love you though it could prove to be unwise,
On March 4 1987, Shanghai Surprise was released on home video.
The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the film a 1 star rating:
“Shanghai Surprise is so dismally scripted and directed that no one could redeem it… an atmospheric, handsomely shot and, sadly, utterly empty piece of work.”
On January 24, 1989, Madonna and Sean Penn were featured on the cover of National Enquirer. “Madonna tells cops: Sean beat me and tied me up – Divorce Drama.”