Better Luck Tomorrow

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Never underestimate an over achiever. To his classmates and teachers, high-schooler Ben Manibag (Perry Shen) appears to be the "model" student: a perfectionist and overachiever, destined for nothing less than graduating at the top of his class and then... read more
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Never underestimate an over achiever. To his classmates and teachers, high-schooler Ben Manibag (Perry Shen) appears to be the "model" student: a perfectionist and overachiever, destined for nothing less than graduating at the top of his class and then attending a prestigious college. But underneath this persona is a darker side - Ben and his bored high-school buddies lead double lives, flying high in a world of petty crime and material excess in order to ease the pressures of "being perfect." It's a free-wheeling lifestyle that soon takes a downward spiral, leading to an unexpected end. An Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, Better Luck Tomorrow is a gripping, edgy and provocative film that rips the tranquil, well-manicured facade off of middle-class suburbia and cultural stereotypes.

Original Release

01/12/2002

US Release

01/12/2002

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Cast

John Cho Steve Choe
Parry Shen Ben Manibag
Roger Fan Daric Loo
Sung Kang Han
Jason Tobin Virgil Hu
Karin Anna Cheung Stephanie Vandergosh
Jerry Mathers Biology Teacher
Aaron Takahashi Takashi
Darian Weiss Kenny Vandergosh
Ariadne Shaffer Rachel
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Justin Lin

Writers

Justin Lin, Ernesto Foronda, Fabian Marquez

Cast

John Cho Steve Choe
Parry Shen Ben Manibag
Roger Fan Daric Loo
Sung Kang Han
Jason Tobin Virgil Hu
Karin Anna Cheung Stephanie Vandergosh
Jerry Mathers Biology Teacher
Aaron Takahashi Takashi
Darian Weiss Kenny Vandergosh
Ariadne Shaffer Rachel
Shirley Anderson Hot Dog Planet Customer
Nanette Matoba Housewife
Kenji Matoba Toddler
Ashley Arai Cheerleader
Danielle Conner Cheerleader
Karen DiTota Cheerleader
Smita Satiani Cheerleader
Kristen Stinson Cheerleader
Jeff DeJohn Ryan
Robert Zepeda Jock

Producers

Michael Cole Executive Producer
Troy Craig Poon Executive Producer
Michael Manshel Executive Producer
Gustavo Spoliansky Executive Producer
Justin Lin Producer
Julie Asato Producer
Ernesto Foronda Producer
Steve Herr Producer
Joan Huang Producer
Sung Kang Producer

Editors

Justin Lin

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