China Cry: A True Story
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China Cry is a 1990 American biographical film set during rise of the communist state in China, based on the book by Nora Lam. It is set in the 1950s based on the true story of Sung Neng Yee. Born into a wealthy Chinese family, she is first eager to become part of Mao Zedong s new society . But the Maoist regime brings hardship and misery to her family. She is arrested by authorities, and she believes that only Jesus Christ must have saved her when she survived a firing squad. She is taken to a labour camp while pregnant, but survives to take her children and family to freedom, being granted after she sent from the Labour Camp in Shanghai three copies of the same telegram to the Chairman, Prime Minister Chu & Beijing Police Headquarter. The film was directed by James F. Collier, and is an example of positive Asian characters in a Christian-themed film.

Year 1990
ReleaseDate 1990-11-02
RuntimeMins 101
RuntimeStr 1h 41min
Plot This is the true story of Sung Neng Yee, now known as Nora Lam, who fled from Communist China to Hong Kong for her palpably real Christian faith.
Directors James F. Collier
Writers Nora Lam, Irene Burk, James F. Collier
Stars Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta
Produced by Matthew Crouch,Paul Crouch,Don L. Parker,Ele Parker,Robert J. Smawley
Music by Joel Hirschhorn,Al Kasha
Cinematography by David Worth
Film Editing by Duane Hartzell,Ruby Yang
Casting By Madalena Chan,Patti Kirkpatrick
Production Design by Norm Baron
Art Direction by Jonathan Cheung,Rui Xiang Peng
Set Decoration by Linda Allen,Dominique Lo
Costume Design by Gigi Choa
Makeup Department Laura Connolly,Cheryl Voss
Production Management Richard Look,Robert J. Smawley,Charles Ziarko
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jerri Churchill,Larry Lipton,Ricardo Méndez Matta
Art Department Gene Cane,Jonathan Rose,Bill Luckey
Sound Department Nick Alphin,Rick Ash,Christopher Assells,Charles R. Beith Jr.,Billy B. Bell,Tim Chilton,G. Michael Graham,Philip A. Hess,Allen Hurd,Lester Kisling,A. David Marshall,Dave McMoyler,Joe Melody,Michael Strong,Dean A. Zupancic
Stunts Philip Tan
Camera and Electrical Department David Nichols,Leslie Otis,Charles M. Smallwood
Costume and Wardrobe Department Linda Matthews
Location Management Wan Allen
Music Department Virginia S. Ellsworth,Jim Hoffman,John La Salandra
Transportation Department Ken Bellanca,Jerry Sidwell
Additional Crew Terry Ballard
Genres Biography, Drama, History
Companies Parakletus, TBN Films
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating PG-13
ImDbRating 6.7
ImDbRatingVotes 543
Keywords 1950s,girl,colonel,cold war,lecture