Poster

Better Luck Tomorrow ()


Reference View | Change View


A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

Director:
Awards:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Ben Manibag
...
Virgil Hu
Shirley Anderson ...
Hot Dog Planet Customer
Nanette Matoba ...
Housewife
Kenji Matoba ...
Toddler
...
Han
Ashley Arai ...
Cheerleader
Danielle Conner ...
Cheerleader
Karen DiTota ...
Cheerleader
Smita Satiani ...
Cheerleader
Kristen Stinson ...
Cheerleader
Jeff DeJohn ...
Ryan
Robert Zepeda ...
Jock
...
Jock
Christopher J. Francis ...
Jock
Jimmy Lin ...
Jock
Ryan Cadiz ...
Jesus Navarro
...
Stephanie Vandergosh
...
Daric Loo
...
Biology Teacher
...
Gina Nabham
A.J. Green ...
Mr. Farmer
Jaime Serene Kelly ...
Nurse (as Jaime S. Kelly)
Esther Mercado ...
Hospital Patient (as Esther 'Tita' Mercado)
Octavia Osby ...
Doctor
Beverly Sotelo ...
Cashier
Scott McShane ...
Cashier
Brandon Bain ...
Basketball Player
Jesse Bustos ...
Basketball Player
Troy Cartwright ...
Basketball Player
Brandon Dennis ...
Basketball Player
Ronald Dross ...
Basketball Player
Christopher R. Edmonds ...
Basketball Player
Jon Paul Lourenco ...
Basketball Player
Anthony Moore ...
Basketball Player
Jason Reyes ...
Basketball Player
Dominique Ricks ...
Basketball Player
Khalil Semaan ...
Basketball Player
Jonathan Uyloan ...
Basketball Player
Terry White ...
Basketball Player
Chad Young ...
Basketball Player
Kenwood Jung ...
Basketball Coach
Jeff Russell ...
Assistant Basketball Coach
...
Steve Choe
...
Takashi
...
Kenny Vandergosh
...
Ulden (as Alden Villaverde)
Emmie Hsu ...
Miriam
Lily Hu ...
Tina
Donna Tina Charles ...
Waitress
Crystal Keith ...
Karen
Laura Esposito ...
Camille
Juliet Wong ...
Mary
Justin Murphy ...
Adam / New Year's Party Band
...
Porn Jock
Wayne Ford ...
Student Buying Cheat Stamp
Kevin Alfoldy ...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
Daniel R. Bonneau ...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
Lisa Grant ...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
Ramona T. Ramirez ...
Steve's Decathlon Team Member
...
Steve's Barbie (as Stephanie Noel Little)
Tom Chalmers ...
Liquor Store Clerk
Bryan Baluyot ...
Gangster
Mark Baluyot ...
Gangster
Joseph Jaldon ...
Gangster
Marc Montecillo ...
Gangster
...
Scared Student
Jay Green ...
Assistant Vice Principal
Denise Barnard ...
Assistant Vice Principal
...
History Teacher
Fabian Marquez ...
Security Guard
Walter Butler ...
Peter
Christopher Monjoy ...
Student Buying Drugs
Ina Burke ...
Tracy
Jennifer Wu ...
Ben's Admirer (as Jennifer Avelyn Wu)
Pauline Kanako Kamiyama ...
Party Girl
...
Slapper
Evan Jackson Leong ...
Slapper's Boyfriend (as Evan Leong)
...
Salesgirl
Shane Kualapai ...
Casino Security Guard
...
Rachel
Sean Alexander ...
New Year's Party Band
Joey Barro ...
New Year's Party Band
Ben Donaldson ...
New Year's Party Band
Walker Edmondson ...
New Year's Party Band
Chris Good ...
New Year's Party Band
Diana Bonilla ...
New Year's Party Flirt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Skinhead (uncredited)
Patrick Chavis ...
Student (uncredited)
Rick Cortes ...
Extra (uncredited)
Louie Giangrande ...
Photographed Student (uncredited)
...
Jock (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Justin Lin

Written by

Edit
Ernesto Foronda ... (written by) &
Justin Lin ... (written by) &
Fabian Marquez ... (written by)

Produced by

Edit
Julie Asato ... producer
Michael Cole ... executive producer
Troy Craig Poon ... executive producer
Ernesto Foronda ... producer
Steve Herr ... associate producer
Joan Huang ... co-producer
Sung Kang ... associate producer
Justin Lin ... producer
Michael Manshel ... executive producer
Gustavo Spoliansky ... executive producer

Music by

Edit
Michael Gonzales
Tobin Mori

Cinematography by

Edit
Patrice Lucien Cochet

Film Editing by

Edit
Justin Lin

Editorial Department

Edit
Ben Boodman ... assistant editor
Greg Le Duc ... avid post-production system supervisor
Mato ... color timer
Fred Raskin ... additional editor
Steve Barnett ... post-production consultant (uncredited)

Casting By

Edit
Donna Tina Charles

Production Design by

Edit
Yoo Jung Han

Art Direction by

Edit
Yoo Jung Han

Costume Design by

Edit
Sandi Lieu

Makeup Department

Edit
Robin Felix ... hair stylist: Ms. Cheung
Jaime Serene Kelly ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Donna Tina Charles ... second assistant director
Josh Diamond ... first assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Joseph Fedo ... lead man
Lorri Jakubuv ... prop master

Sound Department

Edit
Tim Bindel ... adr supervisor / co-supervising sound editor / sound supervisor
Curtis Choy ... sound
Paul Davidson ... foley artist
Aleksandr Gruzdev ... re-recording mixer (as Alex Gruzdev)
Cindy Jo Hinkleman ... dialog editor
James P. Lay ... re-recording mixer (as James Lay) / sound effects editor (as James Lay) / supervising sound editor (as James Lay)
Michael J. McDonald ... re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Richard Partlow ... foley supervisor (as Rick Partlow)
Andy Rosenthal ... sound effects editor
John Sanacore ... sound foley adr mixer
Scott M. Silvey ... sound effects editor
William Tabanou ... sound effects editor
Alex Ullrich ... adr assistant (as Alexander Ullrich)
Kelly Vandever ... re-recording mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Patrice Lucien Cochet ... camera operator
Bryan Hayes ... electrician / grip
Guy Livneh ... chief lighting technician
Paul Maletich ... first assistant camera: second camera
BJ McDonnell ... dolly grip / key grip
Bill Otto ... second assistant camera
Michael Tiratira ... best boy grip
Remi Tournois ... first assistant camera
Bryan Hayes ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Edit
Joel Juarez ... casting associate

Music Department

Edit
Ernesto Foronda ... music supervisor (as Ernesto M. Foronda)
Sheri Ozeki ... composer: additional music
Tamala Poljak ... composer: additional music

Other crew

Edit
Keith E. Cooper ... legal services
Winston Emano ... publicist
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
David Magdael ... publicist
Annalee Paulo ... publicist
Damon Isiah Turner ... assistant: Mr. Poon

Thanks

Edit
Billy DaMota ... special thanks
A.P. Gonzalez ... special thanks
Kayo Hatta ... special thanks
Dawn Suggs ... thanks
Billy Woodberry ... special thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun. Written by Anonymous

Plot Keywords
Taglines Never underestimate an overachiever. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Завтра повезет больше (Russia)
Runtime
  • 101 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $250,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $360,772, 13 Apr 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,809,226

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia According to an April 2003 NPR radio interview with Elvis Mitchell, Justin Lin's production company was on the verge of folding unless he could secure a certain amount of funding. Lin had essentially resigned himself to failure; but on a whim called a celebrity he had met once in Las Vegas. Lin got a call the day before the deadline from the celeb saying that he had read the script and wanted to provide some backing. Two hours later, the new investor had wired Lin the money and saved the production. The celebrity: MC Hammer. See more »
Goofs Ben says "between the five of us". The correct word is "among" as "between" is specifically for two, be it two individual people, two sides in a war or two slices of bread. A student as accomplished and educated as Ben would know to say "among". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Blood on the Motorway See more »
Quotes Steve Choe: Are you happy?
Ben Manibag: I don't know.
Steve Choe: Fuck. That's the most truthful thing I've ever heard.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed