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A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
"Ying hung boon sik III jik yeung ji gor" (original title)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark Gor (as Chow Yun Fat)
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Cheung Chi-Mun
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Chow Ying-Kit
Kien Shih ...
Mun's father
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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
Ho Chi-Moon ...
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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Follows A Better Tomorrow II (1987) See more »

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The best of the series...
2 May 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

ABTIII is easily the best of the entire series. While loyal John Woo fans (like myself) may feel offended that a sequel was done without his involvement, this film stands alone as a true masterpiece of Tsui Hark's. Anita Mui is fantastic and lends real credibility and sensitivity to this film as the woman who teaches Yun Fat's "Mark" how to both "be cool" and use 2 guns at once. This film also doubles as a sensitive portrayal of the Vietnam conflict from "the other side", a view most Americans are unfamiliar with. A superb, compelling film with excellent performances, ABTIII is a real treasure for those willing to give it a look.


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