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Release Date:
17 December 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Explosive mayhem! Far better than its prequel! See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lung Ti ... Sung Tse-Ho (also archive footage) (as Ti Lung)

Yun-Fat Chow ... Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (also archive footage) (as Chow Yun Fat)
Leslie Cheung ... Sung Tse-Kit (also archive footage)
Dean Shek ... Lung Si
Shan Kwan ... Ko Ying Pui
Emily Chu ... Jackie Sung

Kenneth Tsang ... 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
Siu-Ming Lau ... Inspector Wu
Ken Boyle ... Bearded Crime Boss
Louis Roth ... Protection Money Collector
Ming Leung ... Uncle Chan
Mike Abbott ... Assassin
Chindy Lau ... Ken's Restaurant Worker
Mark King ... Shotgun Pete
Shung Fung Lau ... Pui's Thug
Steve Mak ... Pui's Thug
Foo-wai Lam ... Pui's Thug
Wei Ho Tu ... Pui's Thug
Seng-Kwong Chang ... Pui's Thug
Shu-Kei Law ... Ballroom Guest
K.K. Wong ... Ballroom Guest
Fook-On Shing ... Boss Wong's Thug
Dean Harrington ... Hitman in the hallway
Wayne Archer ... Assassin
Waise Lee ... Shing (archive footage)

Charles Dumas ... New York Cop
Paul Francis
Sammy Lee
Marco Wo
Sing Chau Wai
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Directed by
John Woo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hark Tsui  story
John Woo 

Produced by
Paul J.Q. Lee .... associate producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Koo 
Lowell Lo 
 
Cinematography by
Wing-hang Wong 
 
Film Editing by
David Wu 
 
Production Design by
Andy Lee 
Chi Fung Lok 
 
Costume Design by
Pauline Lau 
Nancy Tong 
 
Makeup Department
Billy Chan .... makeup artist
Bones Chan .... makeup artist
Nancy Tong .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Kuo-chung Chou .... post-production manager (as Tony Chow)
Fung-jun Fung .... assistant production manager
Kin-cheong Jue .... assistant production manager
Wai-Lun Lam .... assistant production manager
Ting-Kit Lo .... assistant production manager
Kar-Man Won .... production manager
Ting-cho Wong .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Leung .... assistant director
Randy Ostrow .... assistant director: New York
Tai-Yung Wu .... assistant director (as Donald Wu)
 
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... pyrotechnician
 
Stunts
Siu-Tung Ching .... stunt coordinator
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Phil Neilson .... stunt performer
Peter Rocca .... stunts
Chi-Lung Wu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Tak Yuen .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Burkhart .... assistant camera
Kim-Kit Chik .... lighting technician
Jules Labarthe .... director of photography: second unit
Ho-Wing Lee .... assistant camera
Clay Liversidge .... gaffer: New York
Frank Prinzi .... cinematographer: New York
 
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
 
Music Department
Leslie Cheung .... playback singer
Joseph Koo .... composer: theme music
James Wong .... lyricist
David Wu .... music editor
 
Other crew
George Camarda .... location manager
Siu-Tung Ching .... action choreographer
Siu-Tung Ching .... action director
Kwong-Hing Ngan .... production assistant
Hark Tsui .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ying hung boon sik II" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Better Tomorrow: Rapid Fire II" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:18 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18PL | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1988) (2008) | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R | West Germany:18

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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:
Revealing mistakes: During one of the action scenes at Ken's house you can clearly see that the sparks that are supposed to show the effects of bullets hitting a wall, are actually coming out of a pipe attached to the wall.See more »
Quotes:
[Ko has Lung pinned down and at gunpoint]
Ko: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]
Lung:What makes you think that the bad guys always win?
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Movie Connections:
References Starman (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Birdy's FlightSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Explosive mayhem! Far better than its prequel!, 2 February 2000
Author: action-6 from Froland, Norway

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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