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The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994)

A teenage girl runs away from home and her very strict mother, becomes a prostitute and drug-addict, which she writes a book about.

Director:

Sturla Gunnarsson

Writers:

Evelyn Lau (book), Barry Stevens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Oh ... Evelyn Lau
Harrison Liu Harrison Liu ... Mr. Lau
Yan Cui ... Mrs. Lau (as Shirley Cui)
Cai Red Cai Red ... Kevin
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Hightower
Eugene Lipinski ... Joe
Don Thompson ... Expo Drunk
Carson Carson ... Hand Job Man
Nicholas Campbell ... Man on Highway
Martin Doyle ... Management Consultant
Jerry Wasserman ... Man on Dock
Kenneth Welsh ... Larry
Peter Trower Peter Trower ... Himself
Jonathan Palis Jonathan Palis ... Little John Boy
Don S. Davis ... Man at Book Launch
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A teenage girl runs away from home and her very strict mother, becomes a prostitute and drug-addict, which she writes a book about.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1997 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

O Diário de Evelyn Lau See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Color
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Sandra Oh was picked to play the leading part from over 2,000 performers who auditioned. It was one of her first on-camera roles out of drama school. See more »

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Referenced in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) See more »

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THE CRUSH
Performed by Family Plot
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The Movie Was Excellent
24 September 1999 | by SchoelenSee all my reviews

The movie was excellent, alot like the book Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid. The movie had alot to offer, and it has alook of what society is really like. Group Homes being on the streets and having to do whatever to survive. Evelyn Lau (Sandra Oh) Is certainly a great actress she certainly looked and acted like the real Evelyn Lau. The movie was simply fantastic, it had emotion and sprit of a girl running away from a nightmare environment, to try to find her true path. And she ended up getting into alot of trouble, but she turned out to be a real hero in the end. I give this movie 10/10 for it's wonderful performance.


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