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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

Ying hung boon sik II (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 December 1987 (Hong Kong)
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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Sung Tse-Ho (as Ti Lung)
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Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Shan Kwan ...
Ko Ying Pui
Emily Chu ...
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Uncle Ken
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Boss Wong
Ming Yan Lung ...
Chong
Peter Wang ...
Father Sam
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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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Storyline

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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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 »

Goofs

Reflected in Mark's glasses throughout most of the final battle. See more »

Quotes

Ken: [To Ko and Sung, after a bloodbath] We're dying; can we leave now?
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Referenced in Planet Terror (2007) See more »

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Birdy's Flight
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The movie Woo didn't want to shoot !
26 April 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Okay, my favourite Woo movie remains "A bullet in the head", but though John Woo never wanted to shoot a sequel to his ground-breaking movie, this weird, humorous little gem remains to be seen as a parody of the first one. The famous "Rice" scene shows where Tarantino got his trademark's strange dialogues, along with the black-suit-white-ties from "Reservoir Dog" (And he'll be the first one to admit it !) This mix of action and parody looks weird when you expect a straight sequel to the first one, but give it a second try - then check out the third part by Tsui Hark and the other John Woo's movies (except "Broken


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