R | | Action, War
A man travels from China to Vietnam, on the brink of war with America, to retrieve his uncle and cousin but find complications when he falls in love with a female gangster with a dangerous ex.
John Woo (director of the first two films in the series) wrote the original screenplay for this third installment, but he never got to direct this third entry due to having had artistic differences with producer Hark Tsui during the filming of A Better Tomorrow II (1987). Instead, Woo took his screenplay and made it into Bullet in the Head (1990). Hark himself would direct his own version of "A Better Tomorrow III". The two films have many parallels, most notably, both being set in the Vietnam War.
Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring.
In the subtitled version, Ho reveals that his real name is "Tanaka". However, later in the film he refers to his name as being "Tokito". The role was being played by 'Saburo Tokito'.
A 130-minute Mandarin version was released in Taiwan and has appeared on home video several times over the years. No Cantonese version is in circulation, but an English dub appeared on VHS in France. A 145-minute cut is said to exist, but it is unavailable on video and may be apocryphal. The Taiwanese VCD advertises a running time of 145 minutes, but it is in fact the 130-minute edit.
Cantonese, English, Vietnamese
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