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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.



(script supervisor),
2 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Jane / Ke Youzhen (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Peter Ho ...
Sam / Li Xiaoxin (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Sam's mother
Kar Lok Chin ...
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:
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.


Comedy | Romance | Drama


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Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Truth About Jane and Sam  »

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Box Office


SGD 1,300,000 (estimated)


SGD 1,057,318 (Singapore) (20 August 1999)

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Did You Know?


This movie is Fann Wong's first Hong Kong movie and Cantonese-speaking role. See more »


Features Intimates (1997) See more »


Zhen xin hua
Written by Zhang Renshu and Ken Lim
Performed by Fann Wong
Courtesy of Hype Records and EMI Taiwan
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unique and beautiful in its own way
21 February 2003 | by (Sydney, Oz) – See all my reviews

I always feel attracted to this film the first time it came out, there's something about the poster design that make me feel this is a "different" movie. But i didnt catch the film untill now. I'm not sure whether this will turn out to be just another crappy HK film or my feeling from the poster is true, the first 15min or so kinda draw me to believe the first. Another cheesy plot perform by the so-so actor direct by another wong kar wai wannabe, then it turn to a pretty solid performence and direction but just another cheesy romantic story, then slowly its just turn into this beautiful picture. Fan wong is definately putting an eye-catching performance and derek yee is in every way succesfull in sending out the message he intended. Now if you would excuse me, I'm going to buy the poster.

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