History Film / ABetterTomorrow

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''.
4th May '16 3:12:44 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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This film put John Woo on the map and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence, which earned it the industry's first "Category [=IIb=]" rating (equivalent to the R rating in the US). It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.

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This film put John Woo on the map map, provided a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star, and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence, which earned it the industry's first "Category [=IIb=]" rating (equivalent to the R rating in the US). It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.\n



* BadassLongcoat: Mark. So, so much.

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* BadassLongcoat: Mark. So, so much.So much that it led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat").



* CoolShades: Mark wears cool aviator shades.

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* CoolShades: Mark wears cool Mark's Alain Delon aviator shades.shades. Alain Delon himself sent Chow Yun-Fat a personal thank you note after the film's release, as the film helped drive sales of the sunglasses in Hong Kong.



* DenserAndWackier: The second film has considerably more humor and self-referential elements than the first. John Woo and producer Tsui Hark clashed over this, with Woo wanting the film to be closer in tone to the first. The resulting fallout between them led to Woo disowning the second film (aside from the final gunbattle) while Tsui Hark would direct the third film himself.



* GunsAkimbo: TropeCodifier

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* GunsAkimbo: TropeCodifierThe TropeCodifier for its usage in action and crime films.



* PrisonerExchange: One of these sets off the final shootout of the movie.

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* PrisonerExchange: One of these sets off the final shootout of the first movie.
14th May '15 4:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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!!''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' Provides Examples Of:

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!!''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' Provides Examples Of:
!!These films provide examples of:
25th Nov '14 2:31:05 PM MarkLungo
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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. 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 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. LeslieCheung 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.
26th Oct '14 12:39:58 AM TwoGunAngel
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Mark embarks on a particularly badass one after Ho gets arrested.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Mark embarks on a particularly badass one after to avenge the betrayal that got Ho gets arrested.arrested and sent to prison.
8th Apr '14 2:36:45 PM TwoGunAngel
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This film put John Woo on the map and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence, which earned it the industry's first Category IIb rating (equivalent to the R rating in the US). It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.

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This film put John Woo on the map and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence, which earned it the industry's first Category IIb "Category [=IIb=]" rating (equivalent to the R rating in the US). It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.
8th Apr '14 2:35:52 PM TwoGunAngel
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This film put John Woo on the map and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence. It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.

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This film put John Woo on the map and kick-started the HeroicBloodshed genre, along with [[TropeCodifier codifying]] most of the tropes associated with it. It led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_motion_picture_rating_system establishment of Hong Kong's film rating system]] because of the film's violence.violence, which earned it the industry's first Category IIb rating (equivalent to the R rating in the US). It led to a period where a lot of young people wore longcoats much like Mark (in fact, the BadassLongcoat is still known in Hong Kong as "Brother Mark's Coat"). And it would provide a springboard for Chow Yun-Fat's career as a badass action star.
13th Feb '14 12:01:03 PM Twentington
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* MediaClassifications: ABT was the first Hong Kong movie to receive a Category [=IIb=] rating (equivalent to the American R rating) when the new rating system was introduced.
19th Dec '13 5:09:42 PM LongLiveHumour
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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 [[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 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 [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]-era Saigon in which Chow Yun-Fat reprises his role as Mark Gor.
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