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Colour of the Truth (2003)

Hak bak sam lam (original title)
A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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SP Wong Jiang (as Anthony Wong)
Jordan Chan ...
Ray Tam Dai Wai
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Insp. Cola Chan Lok-Yin / Chui Lok-Yin / Li Tak Yan (as Raymond Wong)
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Katie Wang
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Toast
Pinky Cheung ...
Cola's Mother
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Cyclops
Winnie Leung ...
Joyce Wang
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Seven Up (as Lau Ching Wan)
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Tam 'Blind' Chui
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Yin Tse ...
Wang Kwan (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Jimmy Ga Lok Wong ...
Chief Insp. T.Y. Lau (as Jimmy Wong)
Ting Yip Ng ...
Bun (as Berg Ng)
Carl Ng ...
Casper
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This dynamic police-crime thriller features superstars Jordan Chan and Sean Lau and offers explosive non-stop action for your video screen! Huang Jiang and Qi Xi are both very capable crime investigators. However, Huang has his heart and soul attached to truth and justice, while Qi Xi works as an informer for the triads and works as an accomplice of the crime lord Mang Chao. Huang has evidences to help him bust Mang, but Qi Xi interferes with his plans and gives Mang shelter. An ensuing roof-top shoot-out leaves Qi Xi & Mang dead and the police report states that Qi died while he was on duty. Wrongly assuming that Qi was murdered by Huang, his son swears revenge. Written by Anonymous

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The character name Wong Jiang is a direct reference to the film's director. Spelt without the "A" in the first name (Jiang), it spells Wong Jing. See more »

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Chan Lok-Yin: [narrating] In 2001, I had graduated. I had achieved my goal to got into the police force. Mom remarried again. Now, my name is Li Tak Yan. Nobody remembers that I'm the son of 7 UP. It's the same in the police force, so I treasure my naked name, Cola, more. My colleagues also call me Cola. This name reminds me that I am the son of 7 UP. And the hatred for the one who killed my dad never goes away. Wong Jiang, S.P. of the Regional Crime Section.
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Followed by Colour of the Loyalty (2005) See more »

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Good Cop Film
26 August 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

A great departure for creator WONG JING, known mostly for superfluous comedies and mindnumbingly bad comedy-action films that should have been left on the floor of Hong Kong film history (i.e. the '80s and early '90s).

COLOUR OF THE TRUTH is predictable and there's nothing new in it. In fact, it's somewhat of a copy of the far superior INFERNAL AFFAIRS in premise. Even so, TRUTH is rather enjoyable, thanks to a classic turn by star Anthony Wong.

Not quite as good as INFERNAL AFFAIRS, but even that movie was a retread of familiar territory. Hong Kong has done so many Cop/Triad films that it's hard to break new grounds. TRUTH doesn't, but it's still quite good.

6 out of 10.


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