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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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Cast

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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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Dean Shek ...
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
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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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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Trivia

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: I give you nothing, man... I give you shit!
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Connections

Edited into A Moment in Time (2010) See more »

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Birdy's Flight
by Peter Gabriel
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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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