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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

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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This film was notorious for stunt mishaps. Yun-Fat Chow was almost blown up when the explosion outside the mansion door being more powerful than expected. Some of his hair was singed, and he was blasted forward. The shot in the film is his real reaction. Director Ronny Yu was the stunt double in the warehouse scene. He wrenched his back after slipping on water puddle while carrying Dean Shek. Also the stuntman for Leslie Cheung who performed the speedboat jump landed incorrectly and broke his foot. 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: You don't like my rice? What's wrong with with it? It's beautiful to me, but to you, rice is nothing... to us, it's just like my father and mother. Don't fuck with my family. If you have any dignity, apologize to the rice RIGHT NOW!
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Explosive mayhem! Far better than its prequel!
2 February 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

A Better Tomorrow 2 pi%/(s all over the orginal in every aspect. The story is far more interesting, and the characters are cooler. Chow Yun-Fat plays Ken Gor, Mark Gors twin brother. Ken lives in New York, but returns to HongKong because he wants to help an old friend of his. The actionscenes in this movie is the best and most violent ever! In the end, Ken and the other heroes enters the gangsters headquarter, which results in the most violent and over-the-top shootout ever committed to film. The film is worth seeing just for the ending! 9/10


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