History Film / ABetterTomorrow

11th Feb '17 9:43:39 AM maxwellsilver
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* TooDumbToLive: Kit nearly gets himself killed by charging in to "arrest Shing" with no support or backup. It is, naturally, a trap.
7th Jan '17 9:03:46 AM nombretomado
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''A Better Tomorrow'' (also known as ''Ying Hung Boon Sik'', or "True Colors of a Hero" in Cantonese) is a 1986 action film by JohnWoo and produced by Tsui Hark. The story follows two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Ti Lung plays Sung Tse Ho, a respected member of a triad whose principal operation is printing and distributing counterfeit US banknotes. Mark Gor, played by Creator/ChowYunFat in his breakout role, is Ho's partner in crime. Creator/LeslieCheung plays Sung Tse Kit, Ho's brother who has joined the HKPD. Ho cares deeply for Kit and encourages his career choice, but keeps his criminal life secret from him. When a job in Taiwan goes to hell, Ho is arrested while his accomplice, a new guy by the name of Shing (played by Waise Lee) gets away. Mark, as Ho's sworn brother, is mad as hell about this, and in one of John Woo's most iconic action sequences, he takes revenge on Ho's betrayers with both guns blazing, but near the end of the shootout, one of his kneecaps is blown out.

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''A Better Tomorrow'' (also known as ''Ying Hung Boon Sik'', or "True Colors of a Hero" in Cantonese) is a 1986 action film by JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo and produced by Tsui Hark. The story follows two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Ti Lung plays Sung Tse Ho, a respected member of a triad whose principal operation is printing and distributing counterfeit US banknotes. Mark Gor, played by Creator/ChowYunFat in his breakout role, is Ho's partner in crime. Creator/LeslieCheung plays Sung Tse Kit, Ho's brother who has joined the HKPD. Ho cares deeply for Kit and encourages his career choice, but keeps his criminal life secret from him. When a job in Taiwan goes to hell, Ho is arrested while his accomplice, a new guy by the name of Shing (played by Waise Lee) gets away. Mark, as Ho's sworn brother, is mad as hell about this, and in one of John Woo's most iconic action sequences, he takes revenge on Ho's betrayers with both guns blazing, but near the end of the shootout, one of his kneecaps is blown out.
7th Jan '17 8:52:18 AM nombretomado
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* TheRemake: Believe it or not, this movie is actually a remake of an old 1967 Cantonese film called ''Ying Xiong Ben Se'' (Story of a Discharged Prisoner). Creator/TsuiHark had been toying with the idea since his days in the TV business, but because of an overwhelming workload, he had to pass the directorial reins to JohnWoo.
** In addition, a 2010 remake of ''A Better Tomorrow'' was made in South Korea.

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Believe it or not, this movie is actually a remake of an old 1967 Cantonese film called ''Ying Xiong Ben Se'' (Story of a Discharged Prisoner). Creator/TsuiHark had been toying with the idea since his days in the TV business, but because of an overwhelming workload, he had to pass the directorial reins to JohnWoo.
Creator/JohnWoo.
** In addition, a A 2010 remake of ''A Better Tomorrow'' was made in South Korea.
30th Nov '16 12:48:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ReCut: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' was severely cut from 160 minutes to 104. The Taiwanese version of ''A Better Tomorrow III'' runs 145 minutes long, which is the complete uncut version. The Hong Kong version runs only 114 minutes long despite saying 130 minutes on the cover.



* ReCut: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' was severely cut from 160 minutes to 104. The Taiwanese version of ''A Better Tomorrow III'' runs 145 minutes long, which is the complete uncut version. The Hong Kong version runs only 114 minutes long despite saying 130 minutes on the cover.


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30th Nov '16 12:48:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ReCut: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' was severely cut from 160 minutes to 104. The Taiwanese version of ''A Better Tomorrow III'' runs 145 minutes long, which is the complete uncut version. The Hong Kong version runs only 114 minutes long despite saying 130 minutes on the cover.



* ReCut: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' was severely cut from 160 minutes to 104. The Taiwanese version of ''A Better Tomorrow III'' runs 145 minutes long, which is the complete uncut version. The Hong Kong version runs only 114 minutes long despite saying 130 minutes on the cover.
4th Oct '16 12:54:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' was severely cut from 160 minutes to 104. The Taiwanese version of ''A Better Tomorrow III'' runs 145 minutes long, which is the complete uncut version. The Hong Kong version runs only 114 minutes long despite saying 130 minutes on the cover.
6th Sep '16 8:27:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* StarMakingRole: Mark for Chow Yun-Fat

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* StarMakingRole: Mark for Chow Yun-FatSuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Kit dies in the second film]].
24th Jul '16 5:30:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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It would also spawn two sequels: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' (1987), which would see Chow Yun-Fat's return as the twin brother of Mark Gor, and ''A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon'' (1989), a {{prequel}} directed by Tsui Hark and set in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]-era Saigon in which Chow Yun-Fat reprises his role as Mark Gor.

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It would also spawn two sequels: ''A Better Tomorrow II'' (1987), which would see Chow Yun-Fat's return as Ken, [[BackupTwin the twin brother of Mark Gor, Gor]], and ''A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon'' (1989), a {{prequel}} directed by Tsui Hark and set in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]-era Saigon in which Chow Yun-Fat reprises his role as Mark Gor.
4th May '16 3:46:01 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* BreakoutCharacter: Mark Gor. Modern viewers can be puzzled that he's not actually the main protagonist of the first film, but Chow Yun-Fat's charismatic performance led to him becoming the most popular character and the later two films would have him in a leading role.
4th May '16 3:17:03 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* {{Expy}}: Mark Gor is based on a character (the "wandering knight") from a previous John Woo movie, ''Last Hurrah For Chivalry''.
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