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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:
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Jane / Ke Youzhen (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Peter Ho ...
Sam / Li Xiaoxin (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
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Sam's mother
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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
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The man on the street
Audrey Mak
Deborah Sim ...
Bitchy ice-cream counter girl
Quinton Wong
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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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This movie is Fann Wong's first Hong Kong movie and Cantonese-speaking role. See more »

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Features Intimates (1997) See more »

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Guang jie
Written by Li Min and Ken Lim
Performed by Fann Wong
Courtesy of Hype Records and EMI Taiwan
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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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