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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.

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Hark Tsui (story), John Woo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lung Ti ... Sung Tse-Ho (as Ti Lung)
Yun-Fat Chow ... Ken / Mark Lee / Mark 'Gor' (as Chow Yun Fat)
Leslie Cheung ... Sung Tse-Kit
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 Peter Wang ... Father Sam
Fui-On Shing ... Pui's Right-Hand Man
Chung Lam ... Pui's Partner (as Chung Lin)
Regina Kent Regina Kent ... Peggy Lung
Siu-Ming Lau ... Inspector Wu
Ken Boyle 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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

17 December 1987 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Better Tomorrow II See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Workshop See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a scene in the film where we see a group of kids wearing long coats. The previous film in this series was so popular that young people in Hong Kong dressed like the lead character and the scene comments on that trend. See more »

Goofs

When Kit gets shot in the basement, we can see a shadow of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Ken: I give you nothing, man... I give you shit!
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Alternate Versions

German TV-Version and Rental-Video-Release are edited for violence. Uncut Version was released by Laser Paradise on DVD See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nel cuore della notte (2002) See more »

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The Set-Up
by Jerry Goldsmith
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The final showdown steals the movie
29 July 2006 | by maxyg18See all my reviews

This sequel to the 1986 predecessor is fantastic. Although Woo wasn't too happy about making a sequel and he didn't really care much about the film whilst making it, I think it totally worked and I think it's a lot better than the original. This time, the twin brother of Mark, (a character played by Chow Yun-Fat from the first A BETTER TOMORROW) Ken (Chow Yun Fat), must team up with undercover cop, Kit (Leslie Cheung), and his brother Ho (Ti Lung) and a good friend named Lung (Dean Shek) to avenge the death of Lung's daughter who was murdered by a Triads. Like the first film, it's got a hard storyline to follow, however, it has some fine acting that makes you care for the characters and it has some awesome action scenes (most notably, the final shootout). But if you liked the first A BETTER TOMORROW, then you'll enjoy this one even more.


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