A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

  1. John Woo

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Leung Suk-Wah


  3. Chan Hing-Kar


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ti Lung

    Ti Lung

    Sung Chi Ho

  2. Chow Yun-Fat

    Chow Yun-Fat

    Mark Gor / Mark Lee

  3. Leslie Cheung

    Leslie Cheung


  4. Emily Chu

    Emily Chu


  5. Waise Lee

    Waise Lee

    Daai Goh Shing

Full Cast & Crew

A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow



Original Title 英雄本色

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 2, 1986


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Cantonese

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue $4,469,460.00



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