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China Cry: A True Story (1990)

Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director:

James F. Collier

Writers:

Nora Lam (book), Irene Burk (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julia Nickson ... Sung Neng Yee (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
France Nuyen ... Mrs. Sung
James Shigeta ... Dr. Sung
Russell Wong ... Lam Cheng Shen
Philip Tan ... Colonel Cheng
Jak Castro Jak Castro ... Labour Camp Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Chan ... University Professor
Eric Chen ... Chinese Army Captain
Daphne Cheung Daphne Cheung ... Chung Shing
Catherine Dao ... Ling Mei
Lau Lee Foon Lau Lee Foon ... Young Neng Yee
Lloyd Kino Lloyd Kino ... Police Captain
James Lew ... Kickboxer Instructor
Chi Muoi Lo ... Than
Bruce Locke ... Labour Camp Guard
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Storyline

Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the economic misery the changes bring to her family. Before long, the authorities become aware of Neng Yee's feelings and she is taken to a labour camp, overseen by the sadistic Colonel Cheng. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

China Cry - O Grito de Nora Lam See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,212,828
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Parakletus, TBN Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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No One But You
Sung by Irene Cara
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It is a movie showcasing the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.
18 January 2006 | by mariereaSee all my reviews

I have seen the movie more than 10 years ago and I haven't forgotten it due to the strong impact it left me. The "superhuman" traits of the main female character has struck me to the very core of my being, not being able to fully comprehend how she has survived all the odds she has faced. It has inspired me personally on my quest to find my true happiness and I am very happy to say that I have. I really am thankful and blessed to have seen the movie.

I recommend it as a movie that will change one's life for the better forever.It will also help you get to know yourself well as you will question one's humanity and understanding of enduring suffering for the sake of love and one's dignity.

From the movie, these words of wisdom have never been so true: If there's a will, there's a way and no pain, no gain, among others.


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