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The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)

Zhen xin hua (original title)
Sam, a Singapore guy who works in Hong Kong, falls in love with and opens up the wary character of Jane, a Hong Kong girl.



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Credited cast:
Jane / Ke Youzhen (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Peter Ho ...
Sam / Li Xiaoxin (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Sam's mother
Jane's brother
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Sam's father
Wei Wei ...
Jane's grandmother
James Lye ...
The man in the pet shop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lena Wai Chan
Yat Ning Chan
The man on the street
Audrey Mak
Deborah Sim ...
Bitchy ice-cream counter girl
Quinton Wong


Sam, a fresh graduate from Singapore, works as a journalist in Hong Kong to gain wider exposure in life. He chances upon Jane, a streetwise Hong Kong girl who captures his interest for a cover story. What started out as fascination develops into a heart-warming love story. Together, the two young lovers discover hope, happiness and the truth about love. Written by Raintree press release

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Everyone else tells lies. Only I tell the truth.


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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

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SGD 1,300,000 (estimated)

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The movie took two months to film. See more »


Features Young and Dangerous 3 (1996) See more »


True Words From The Heart
Music by Hsieh Ching Pan
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Peter Ho
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The film is great
15 May 2002 | by (Uganda) – See all my reviews

Hongkong director Derek Yee has managed to create a heartwarming, sincere and honest love story in a two-hour movie that is a Hongkong-Singapore collaboration. He casted Fann Wong from Singapore and Peter Ho from Taiwan amongst veteran Hongkong actors. Fann acts as a street urchin who is depressed with life and escapes from life in order to feel better. Peter is a journalist with a Hongkong tabloid who trails her in nightspots in order to get a good story from her. Events between them make them realise how a relationship has to be sincere to work. Fann Wong put in such a natural performance in her first Cantonese speaking role (she usually speaks Mandarin in her Singapore TV performances). She is also good as the wild child. The movie is a dramedy, comedic at times, but reflective at other times, of Hongkong society as a whole. It is a must watch for any fan of heartwarming and sincere love stories.

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