A Better Tomorrow

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A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; Jyutping: Jing1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally: "True Colors of a Hero") is a 1986 Hong Kong crime film directed by John Woo and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat. The film had a profound influence on the... read more

A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; Jyutping: Jing1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally: "True Colors of a Hero") is a 1986 Hong Kong crime film directed by John Woo and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat. The film had a profound influence on the Hong Kong film-making industry, and later on an international scale. Although it was produced with a tight budget and was relatively unknown until it went on screen (due to virtually no advertising), it broke Hong Kong's box office record and went on to become a blockbuster in Asian countries. It is highly regarded, ranking at #2 of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures. Its success also ensured the sequel A Better Tomorrow II, also directed by Woo, and A Better Tomorrow 3: Love & Death in Saigon, a prequel directed by Tsui Hark. Although Ti Lung was the film's lead actor, co-star Chow Yun-fat's breakout performance out-shined him, solidifying the latter's status as one of the top superstars in the Hong Kong film industry. Chow's character "Mark Gor" was imitated by many fans even decades after the film's release.

Original Release

08/02/1986

Cast

Leslie Cheung Sung Tse-Kit
Emily Chu Jackie
Waise Lee Shing (as Lee Chi Hung)
John Woo Inspector Wu
Kenneth Tsang Ken
Lung Ti Sung Tse-Ho (as Ti Lung)
Yun-Fat Chow Mark (as Chow Yun Fat)
Feng Tien Father Sung
Hsieh Wang Mr. Wang (as Hap Wong)
Yanzi Shi Mr. Yiu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Woo

Writers

John Woo, Hing-Ka Chan, Suk-Wah Leung

Cast

Leslie Cheung Sung Tse-Kit
Emily Chu Jackie
Waise Lee Shing (as Lee Chi Hung)
John Woo Inspector Wu
Kenneth Tsang Ken
Lung Ti Sung Tse-Ho (as Ti Lung)
Yun-Fat Chow Mark (as Chow Yun Fat)
Feng Tien Father Sung
Hsieh Wang Mr. Wang (as Hap Wong)
Yanzi Shi Mr. Yiu
Fui-On Shing Shing's right hand man
Chi Fai Chan 'Little' Wang
Ming Leung Uncle Chan
Hing-Yin Kam Mr. Mok
Pierre Tremblay Interpol Officer
Hark Tsui Music Judge (as Tsui Hark)
Shung Fung Lau Taiwanese Triad
Wei Ho Tu Taiwanese Triad
Yun-Sheng Pan Taiwanese Triad
Seng-Kwong Chang Taiwanese Triad

Producers

Hark Tsui Producer
John Woo Producer

Editors

Ma Kam, David Wu

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