Colour of the Truth (2003)
"Hak bak sam lam" (original title)

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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:
SP Wong Jiang (as Anthony Wong)
Jordan Chan ...
Ray Tam Dai Wai
Ho-Yin Wong ...
Insp. Cola Chan Lok-Yin / Chui Lok-Yin / Li Tak Yan (as Raymond Wong)
Gillian Chung ...
Katie Wang
Chapman To ...
Pinky Cheung ...
Cola's Mother
Winnie Leung ...
Joyce Wang
Seven Up (as Lau Ching Wan)
Francis Ng ...
Tam 'Blind' Chui
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 ...


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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20 June 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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Black White Forest  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Chan Lok-Yin: [narrating] Maybe Rebel Without a Cause had a good box office record. So many boys imitated James Dean. They played tyrant everywhere.
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Followed by Colour of the Loyalty (2005) See more »

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Intense and enjoyable
12 August 2005 | by (Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

A very tight film with excellent performances from Anthony Wong and Jordan Chan. Solid performances from Chapman To, who was not as annoying as usual and Patrick Tse, who just oozed slime. Wong stars as a police man who kills a criminal(the talented Francis Ng) and an undercover cop(the charismatic Lau Ching-wan). The sons (Chan and Raymond Wong) of the dead men both want revenge. Raymond Wong joins the police force and is eventually put on Anthony Wong's team. He gets to know this man who "murdered" his father by watching him try to catch a Vietnam gang member and by watching him take care of his father, the victim of a stroke. With a few predictable and unpredictable twists, the film reaches a very satisfying conclusion. The only problem, and it's a big one, is the annoying soundtrack. A fine bit of music used while the police investigate a gruesome murder scene is totally inappropriate when the sons are visiting the graves of their fathers.

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