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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Labour Camp Doctor
Lloyd Kino ... Police Captain
Lau Lee Foon Lau Lee Foon ... Young Neng Yee
Jak Castro Jak Castro ... Labour Camp Guard
Fung Bing Chang Fung Bing Chang ... Governess
Leung Wai Lin Leung Wai Lin ... Maid
Sandie Yeung Sandie Yeung ... Tutor
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Gardener
Kimo Kimo ... Japanese Officer
Lee Hung Lee Hung ... Chauffeur
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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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1950s | girl | colonel | cold war | lecture | See All (81) »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Connections

Featured in Irene Cara: No One But You (1990) See more »

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No One But You
Sung by Irene Cara
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A movie cut short of it's potential
18 October 2005 | by Madame_MayersSee all my reviews

China cry is a movie of course based on the life of a Christian Chinese women (Neng yee, aka Nora Lam) whom is suffering at the hands of the Chinese government. After seeing China cry I was compelled to read the book. To tell you the truth they cut out so much information in the original story, that when they made this movie they lost important parts of Neng yee's life that should have been shared. That is a tad disappointing. Now I realize that in order for China cry to have fit in a proper running time it had to be chopped. But the movie would have been much more enjoyable if they would have mentioned a little more of her childhood and her life after going to Hong Kong (she moved to America and went on crusading throughout America and China -among other things-).


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,212,828
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Parakletus, TBN Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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