A Better Tomorrow II

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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

A Better Tomorrow II is the 1987 Hong Kong action sequel to A Better Tomorrow. John Woo returned to direct the film, and once again stars Chow Yun-Fat, this time as the twin brother of the character he played in the first film. Chow Yun-Fat would return in the 1989 prequel A Better Tomorrow III.

The following weapons were used in the movie A Better Tomorrow II:



Beretta 92F

The Beretta 92F is used throughout the movie by every main character and many of the triad gangsters.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) holds the Beretta. The slide-mounted safety/decocker is clearly visible.
A classic John Woo pose as Ken uses two 92F's akimbo in the final shootout.
Ken with the Beretta.
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) aiming his Beretta.
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) supporting himself with an empty Beretta after being shot multiple times.
Side view of Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) with 2 Beretta 92Fs and Lung Si (Dean Shek) with a MAC-10.

Colt Python

The Colt Python is seen in the hands of Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat).

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 4" Barrel and Colt marked Rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
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Smith & Wesson Model 36

A Smith & Wesson Model 36 is held by Lung Si (Dean Shek) while Ko's silent henchman uses what appears to be a similar model suppressed revolver to frame Lung Si for murder. Note that the cylinder obviously holds max. 5 rounds, indicating it is a J-Frame revolver by Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special.
Lung Si (Dean Shek) struggling to stop Ko Ying Pui (Shan Kwan) from shooting someone.
Close up of the revolver in the hands of Lung Si (Dean Shek).
Revolver with a suppressor used by Ko's silent henchman.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The Smith & Wesson Model 10 is seen in the hands of an NYPD officer. Hong Kong police officers are also seen holding them at the very end of the movie.

New York Police officer holding a revolver.

Smith & Wesson 59

Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) uses a Smith & Wesson 59 gun during the final shootout. This is a continuity error, as he switches to the S&W after being seen firing two Beretta 92Fs.

Smith & Wesson 59 - 9x19mm
Sung Tse-Ho fires a Smith & Wesson 59.

Colt Commander

An assassin sent to kill Lung Si (Dean Shek) uses a suppressed Colt Commander.

Colt used by an assassin sent to kill Lung Si (Dean Shek).

Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

The Mini Uzi is used by Lung Si (Dean Shek) in the shipyard raid and by Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) during the final shootout.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) holds a Mini Uzi as the explosion goes off. Chow Yun-Fat's reaction is real because the explosion was a little more powerful than expected.
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) dual wielding a shotgun and Mini Uzi.


The MAC-10 is used by Ken Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) in the shipyard raid. Later, it is used by Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung), and Lung Si (Dean Shek) during the final shootout at triad boss Ko's mansion. Also seen in the hands of several mafia gangsters that attempted to kill Lung in New York.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt Submachine gun - .45ACP
Ken Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) opens fire with the MAC-10 during the shipyard raid.
Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) opens fire with the MAC-10.
Lung Si (Dean Shek) with a MAC-10 with two magazines taped together 'jungle style'.
Close up.
Side view of Lung Si (Dean Shek) with a MAC-10 and Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) with 2 Beretta 92Fs.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3's are used by some of the gangsters.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm with stock extended - 9x19mm
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Franchi SPAS-12

The Franchi SPAS-12 is used by Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) to kill several mafia gangsters in New York.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed- .12 gauge
Ken pumps the SPAS-12.

Remington Model 31 (Replica)

A Replica Remington Model 31 shotgun with pistol grip is used during the final shootout by Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat).

MGC Replica Remington Model 31 with pistol grip
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Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) arming himself.
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) firing at gangsters.


M18 smoke grenade

An M18 smoke grenade is used by Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) and Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) during the final shootout at Ko's mansion, M18 smoke grenades are incorrectly shown as high explosive weapons.

M18 smoke grenade
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) amazed how powerful the grenades are after an explosion.

Mk 2 hand grenade

A stash of Mk 2 hand grenades are used to blow up Ko's counterfeiting operation by Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat) during the final shootout at his mansion.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Ken (Chow Yun-Fat) with a MK2 grenade hanging on a bullet hole of his brother's jacket.

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