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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
"Ying hung boon sik II" (original title)

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A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ...
Sung Tse-Ho (as Ti Lung)
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Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (as Chow Yun Fat)
Leslie Cheung ...
Dean Shek ...
Shan Kwan ...
Ko Ying Pui
Emily Chu ...
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Uncle Ken
Man Tat Ng ...
Boss Wong
Ming Yan Lung ...
Chong
Peter Wang ...
Father Sam
Fui-On Shing ...
Pui's Right-Hand Man
Chung Lin ...
Pui's Partner
Regina Kent ...
Peggy Lung
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Ken Boyle ...
Bearded Crime Boss
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Restaurant owner Ken Gor, twin brother of Mark Gor, teams up with police detective Kit and his struggling ex-con brother Ho to avenge his old friend's daughter's death by a Triad gang. Written by L. Lim <penny1@es.co.nz>

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17 December 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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Director 'John Woo' and producer 'Tsui Hark' had disagreements over the focus of this film. Tsui felt that the film should focus more on the Dean Shek character. This led to the film being edited in halves by both Tsui and Woo. Woo has all but disowned this film apart from the final gun battle. See more »

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When Kit gets shot in the basement, we can see a shadow of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Ken: [To Ko and Sung, after a bloodbath] We're dying; can we leave now?
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Still better than Woo´s Hollywood standard!
7 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Even though "A Better Tomorrow II" is a pretty good sequel to its great predecessor, it is no masterpiece like "The Killer", but still much better than Woo´s awful Hollywood-garbage "MI:2"!!! Once more Chow Yun Fat´s giving an over the top performance, the gunfights are well choreographed and the score of Joseph Koo and Lowell Lo are real adrenalizers! This film doesn´t deserve the predicate "cult movie" and it will never reach the status of it, but nevertheless it´s a fine Hong Kong-actioner that lovers of Asian cinema should check out!


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