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A Better Tomorrow (Ying hung boon sik) (1986)

A Better Tomorrow
7.6 Rating
(220 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Lung Ti Lung Ti
Sung Tse-Ho
Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung
Sung Tse-Kit
Emily Chu Emily Chu
Jackie
Waise Lee Waise Lee
Shing
Feng Tien Feng Tien
Father Sung
John Woo John Woo
Inspector Wu
Yanzi Shi Yanzi Shi
Mr. Yiu


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Hing-Ka Chan Hing-Ka Chan
Suk-Wah Leung Suk-Wah Leung


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A good movie

8 years, 11 months ago at Aug 30 13:55
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By now, I have realized that I have a somewhat difficult relationship with John Woo. I mean, like many other directors, when I was a younger, I heard the most incredible things about his work and I became fascinated by the guy, even before watching one single movie he directed. I think I started with 'The Killer' which is supposedly a great masterpiece but which turned out to be one of the most di... read more
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Ho and Mark are close friends, as well as high ranking gangsters working for a counterfeit crime syndicate. Ho wants to quit the Triad, since his younger brother is about to become a cop, and knows nothing of his criminal activities. During one last job delivering a money transaction, Ho is doublecrossed and ambushed by the cops. Mark gets crippled, while trying to avenge the doublecross. After released from prison, Ho wows to go straight, but is torn in his loyalties between his cop brother, and his friend Mark who wants to overthrow the Triad bosses.
Release date: 2 August 1986
UPC: 601643006642
Tags: Hong Kong (7), 1980s (6), Action (4), Chinese (4), Crime (4), Drama (3), Thriller (3), 1986 (2), Brothers (2), Action Hero (2), Sort (2), Foreign Language (1), HQ (1), East Asia (1), Retro Asian (1)
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