History Trivia / ABetterTomorrow

22nd May '18 2:14:00 PM AmuckCricetine
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* PlayingAgainstType: All three main actors played outside their comfort zones. Music/LeslieCheung was a well-known pop star (in fact, he sings the theme to the movie), Ti Lung was best known for his work in kung fu movies and Creator/ChowYunFat (even though he had made some movies) was a popular TV soap actor.
25th Oct '17 5:41:31 PM nombretomado
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* StarMakingRole: ChowYunFat as Mark Gor in the first film. Despite not actually being the main protagonist, his [[BadassLongcoat cool]] [[CoolShades appearance]] and charismatic performance led to his breakout popularity, and would launch his Hong Kong film career.

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* StarMakingRole: ChowYunFat Creator/ChowYunFat as Mark Gor in the first film. Despite not actually being the main protagonist, his [[BadassLongcoat cool]] [[CoolShades appearance]] and charismatic performance led to his breakout popularity, and would launch his Hong Kong film career.
2nd Oct '17 5:33:50 AM mojo72400
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* DuellingMovies: Creator/JohnWoo had no involvement with ''A Better Tomorrow III'', so he made ''Film/TheKiller'', which was meant to be a prequel to the first film. Funnily enough, the third one is a prequel. Creator/TonyLeung is in both films.

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* DuellingMovies: Creator/JohnWoo had no involvement with ''A Better Tomorrow III'', so he made ''Film/TheKiller'', which was meant to be a prequel to the first film. Funnily enough, the The third one is a prequel. Creator/TonyLeung is in both films.
2nd Oct '17 5:32:46 AM mojo72400
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* DuellingMovies: Creator/JohnWoo had no involvement with ''A Better Tomorrow III'', so he made ''Film/BulletInTheHead'', which was meant to be a prequel to the first film. Funnily enough, the third one is a prequel. Creator/TonyLeung is in both films.

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* DuellingMovies: Creator/JohnWoo had no involvement with ''A Better Tomorrow III'', so he made ''Film/BulletInTheHead'', ''Film/TheKiller'', which was meant to be a prequel to the first film. Funnily enough, the third one is a prequel. Creator/TonyLeung is in both films.
29th Sep '17 11:46:56 AM ClintEastwood
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* BTeamSequel: The third film was a prequel directed by Tsui Hark, due to a falling out with Creator/JohnWoo.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The film was known in the original Chinese as Ying Huang Boon Sik, or "True Colors of a Hero." In English, it's known as ''A Better Tomorrow''.
29th Sep '17 11:41:06 AM ClintEastwood
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* DescendedCreator: Creator/JohnWoo played the bespectacled detective in the first film.



* RealitySubtext: The scene in which Mark Lee tells the story of being forced to drink urine is apparently based on a real incident involving Creator/ChowYunFat and director Creator/RingoLam, according to Bey Logan on the DVD commentary. This scene was recreated in Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/BulletInTheHead''.

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* RealitySubtext: The scene in which Mark Lee tells the story of being forced to drink urine is apparently based on a real incident involving Creator/ChowYunFat and director Creator/RingoLam, according to Bey Logan on the DVD commentary.DVDCommentary. This scene was recreated in Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/BulletInTheHead''.
13th Jun '17 3:18:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** This film became so popular, that kids in Hong Kong started wearing long coats, known as "dusters" to copy Mark.

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** This film became so popular, that kids in Hong Kong started wearing [[BadassLongcoat long coats, coats]], known as "dusters" to copy Mark.
9th Oct '16 6:59:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* YouLookFamliar: In addition to Creator/ChowYunFat playing his own twin brother in ''A Better Tomorrow II'', Shing Fui-on plays a different heavy in both films.

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* YouLookFamliar: YouLookFamiliar: In addition to Creator/ChowYunFat playing his own twin brother in ''A Better Tomorrow II'', Shing Fui-on plays a different heavy in both films.
4th Oct '16 12:54:14 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 8:29:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* YouLookFamliar: In addition to Creator/ChowYunFat playing his own twin brother in ''A Better Tomorrow II'', Shing Fui-on plays a different heavy in both films.
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