A Better Tomorrow 2


Release Date 1987-12-17
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A Better Tomorrow 2

A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Dean Shek, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung. The film was released in the Hong Kong on December 17, 1987. A follow-up to its popular predecessor, A Better Tomorrow. A Better Tomorrow 2 is notoriously known for its over the top violence, exaggerated blood and gore, and body counts nearing the hundreds. The film is generally panned for its rather campy feel and a much more soap opera like plot than its predecessor, with Chow Yun-fat going on an over the top tirade in one point of the film over a bowl of rice. Film director John Woo and producer Tsui Hark had disagreements over the focus of this film. Tsui was felt that the film should focus more on Dean Shek's character. This led to the film being edited in halves by both Tsui and Woo. However, Woo has all but disowned this film apart from the final gun battle.

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Actors & Characters

Dean Shek Dean Shek Lung Si Lung Si
Chow Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Mark 'Gor' Lee Mark 'Gor' Lee
Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung Sung Tse-Kit Sung Tse-Kit
Ti Lung Ti Lung Sung Tse-Ho Sung Tse-Ho
Kenneth Tsang Kenneth Tsang Ken Ken
Regina Kent Regina Kent Peggy Lung Peggy Lung
Emily Chu Emily Chu Jackie Jackie
Chow Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Ken Ken
Chow Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Mark Lee Mark Lee
Kwan Shan Kwan Shan Ko Ying Pui Ko Ying Pui


Wing-Hung Wong Cinematography
John Woo Director
David Wu Editor
Joseph Koo Music
Lowell Lo Music
Tsui Hark Producer
John Woo Writer