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A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)

Ying hung boon sik III: Zik yeung ji gor (original title)
A man travels from China to Vietnam, on the brink of war with America, to retrieve his uncle and cousin but find complications when he falls in love with a female gangster with a dangerous ex.

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Mark Gor (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Cheung Chi-Mun
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Chow Ying-Kit
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Mun's father
Saburô Tokitô ...
Ho Cheung-Ching / Tanaka
Wai Lun Cheng ...
Pat
Maggie Ho Yee Cheung ...
Ling
Yeung-Wah Kam ...
Jimmy (as Andrew Kam)
Ling Nam Lam ...
Bond
Hsiang Lin Yin ...
General with Bond (as Seung Lam Wan)
Chi Wai Wong ...
Bodyguard
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Bodyguard
Wai Tam ...
Bodyguard
Wei Ho Tu ...
Soldier
Chi-Mun Ho ...
Mr. Ho's Board Member
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At the end of the Vietnam war, Cheung goes to Saigon, intent on bringing his uncle and cousin back to Hong Kong. In Saigon, Cheung meets beautiful gangleader Chow, and relies on her help for their safe return. A love triangle develops between the cousins and Chow Further complicating matters, Chow's lover Ho, a gang leader, appears Ho deports the cousins, and kills their uncle. Cheung and his cousin return to Vietnam seeking revenge, while Chow and Ho also become entangled with a local vietnamese warlord. Chow tries to stop the battle, but the warlord kills Chow and Ho. Just before her death Chow gives the cousins the last two air tickets with which to leave Vietnam Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Trivia

John Woo (director of the first two films in the series) wrote the original screenplay for this third installment, but he never got to direct this third entry due to having had artistic differences with producer Hark Tsui during the filming of A Better Tomorrow II (1987). Instead, John Woo took his screenplay and made it into the film Bullet In The Head (1990). Hark Tsui himself would direct his his own version of A Better Tomorrow III. The two films have many parallels, most notably, both being set in the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

In the subtitled version, Ho reveals that his real name is "Tanaka". However, later in the film he refers to his name as being "Tokito". The role was being played by 'Saburo Tokito'. See more »

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Mark Gor: Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring.
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Chow Yan Fat is great the rest is bad
30 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I ordered this movie on tape (dvd didn't exist then). I expected the same classic shootouts and drama like the first two "Better Tomorrow"'s. I knew it was a prequel. The back cover said that this movie was about "Mark" becoming the hit-man he was in "Better Tomorrow 1". Boy was I misinformed. It did show some background on Mark's History. And the reason he became a killer. (Love for a woman who gets killed.) But that's it. Nothing more. Nothing about his adventures he told us about in Better Tomorrow 1. To not use this concept is the reason why this movie fails. To be fair there were some nice things like some action scenes,but they were nothing special. These action scenes cannot be compared to John Woo's sequences. Some reviewers call this the best one of the series. That really is a mystery to me,because this movie isn't even in the same league as 1 and 2. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion,but for me this was definitely the worst one of the series!


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