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A Better Tomorrow

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english title A Better Tomorrow
original title 英雄本色
french titleLe Syndicat du Crime
year1986
countryHong-Kong


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directorJohn WOO Yu-Sen - 吳宇森
actor TI Lung - 狄龍
CHOW Yun-Fat - 周潤發
Leslie CHEUNG Kwok-Wing - 張國榮
LEUNG Ming
TSUI Hark - 徐克
SHEK Yin-Chi
SHING Fui-On - 成奎安
TIEN Feng
Waise LEE Chi-Hung - 李子雄
Kenneth TSANG Kong - 曾江
KAM Hing-Yin
John WOO Yu-Sen - 吳宇森
Emily CHU Bao Yee
CHAN Chi-Fai
WONG Hap - 王俠
producer TSUI Hark - 徐克
action directorStephen TUNG Wai - 董瑋
Blacky KO Sau-Leung - 柯受良
composerJoseph KOO Ka-Fai
David WU Tai Wai
scriptwriter LEUNG Suk-Wah
CHAN Hing-Kar - 陳慶嘉
John WOO Yu-Sen - 吳宇森


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genresdrama
crime
duration1h30
shooting studioFilm Workshop


synopsis

A Better Tomorrow was the film that turned Hong Kong gangster genre on its head and placed director John Woo (Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II) and actor Chow Yun-fat (The Replacement Killer and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) firmly on the road to Hollywood.

Chow - who won a best actor award for his role - plays the supercool Mark, a man of honor in a world of dishonor. As a sidekick to his former gang boss Tse-ho (Ti Lung, Blood Brothers), Mark finds himself out of favour when his boss is sent to the slammer.

Ho comes out of jail repentant and determined to turn over a new leaf for the sake of his policeman brother, Kit (Leslie Cheung, Farewell To My Concubine) but his old arch enemy is equally determined to take him out of the picture.

Blazing guns, explosive action, a dream cast, and superb direction by John Woo - no wonder this has been hailed as one of the best action films ever.

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