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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
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Lung Si (Dean Shek) is meant to be an older, retired crime boss who had previously employed Sung Tse-Ho (Lung Ti). In reality, Lung Ti is nearly 4 years older than Dean Shek. See more »
When Kit gets shot in the basement, we can see a shadow of the camera. See more »
[Ko has Lung pinned down and at gunpoint]
What makes you think that the good guys always win?
[Ken and Ho both shoot Ko. After Ko hits the ground, Lung shoots him in the head]
What makes you think that the bad guys always win?
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For fans of John Woo or the Hong Kong action thriller
Chow Yun-Fat is back, teaming up the cop "Kit" and ex-con "Ho" to deal some serious whup-ass on a gang of thugs, for killing their friend's daughter.
This one's not John Woo's best but it's still great in the genre of HK cop movies. The first half is not as good as the second, with some plot holes and kind of weird scenes establishing the state of mind of their friend (whose daughter was killed). Not to give anything away but - you will see what I mean.
Better Tomorrow II proves that nobody looks cooler wielding a 12-gauge shotgun than Chow Yun-Fat (ok, maybe Schwarzeneggar in T2).
The final gun battle at Ko's mansion is phenomenal - it gives Scarface a run for its money in terms of body count and ropes of blood splashing on walls. I love Woo's explosive style of close gun battles and over-the-top carnage. I mean, is it really necessary, once pumping 2 lethal rounds into the bad guy's chest thus assuring his death, to empty the clips from both handguns into him as he is staggering back? Better Tomorrow II states emphatically - YES!
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