A Better Tomorrow III

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A Better Tomorrow III (1989)

A Better Tomorrow III is a 1989 prequel to A Better Tomorrow. The film follows the experiences of Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) during the time of the Vietnam War. Unlike the first two films, the third installment was not directed by John Woo, but by Tsui Hark (who produced the first two films). The film was also goes by the subtitle "Love & Death in Saigon".


The following weapons were used in the film A Better Tomorrow III:

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Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is used by nearly all of the main characters including Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat), Chow Ying-Kit (Anita Mui), Cheung Chi-Mun (Tony Leung Ka Fai), Ho Cheung-Ching/Tanaka (Saburo Tokito), and Pat (Kien Shih). Triad gangsters and ARVN soldiers also use this handgun.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) fights with Ho Cheung-Ching's (Saburo Tokito) henchmen.
Ho Cheung-Ching (Saburo Tokito) holds his two pistols.
A Colt M1911A1 lying next to Chow Ying-Kit (Anita Mui).
Chow Ying-Kit picks up a pistol and fires it.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Chow Ying-Kit is seen pulling a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket on Mark Lee during the hotel scene.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP

Tokarev TT-33

Chow Ying-Kit grabs a Tokarev TT-33 from one of Việt Cộng fighters and uses it during the shootout in a temple.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 is carried by one of ARVN officers during the riot at Bến Thành Market.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special

Smith & Wesson Model 60

A Smith & Wesson Model 60 is used by Ho Cheung-Ching. He takes it from his ankle holster.

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
Ho Cheung-Ching (Saburo Tokito) dual-wields a S&W Model 60 and a S&W Model 629.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Chow Ying-Kit (Anita Mui) is also seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 629.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 3" barrel - .44 Magnum
Chow Ying-Kit (Anita Mui) holds a S&W Model 629. Note a Colt M1911A1 lying next to her.

M16A1

Like the Colt M1911A1, the M16A1 is used by several characters including Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat), Chow Ying-Kit (Anita Mui), Cheung Chi-Mun (Tony Leung Ka Fai), as well as ARVN soldiers.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A production still of Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) holding the M16A1.
Chow Ying-Kit holds an M16A1 and a revolver.
Chow Ying-Kit fires her captured M16A1.
An ARVN soldier fires his M16A1.
Mark Lee holds two M16A1 rifles.
Mark Lee dual-wields M16A1 rifles.
Film poster.

AK-47

The AK-47 is used by Việt Cộng fighters.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
A Việt Cộng fighter falls with his AK-47 in a explosion.

AKM

The AKM is also used by Việt Cộng fighters.

AKM - 7.62x39mm

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 is used by Cheung Chi-Mun (Tony Leung Ka Fai) from a sandbagged position.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06
Cheung Chi-Mun (Tony Leung Ka Fai) fires a Browning M1919A4 from a sandbagged position.
A Browning M1919A4 is used by Cheung Chi-Mun.

FN MAG-58 (mocked up as an M60)

Cheung Chi-Mun is seen holding an FN MAG-58 mocked up to resemble the M60 before taking up the Browning M1919A4. A similar mockup was used in Superman II.

FN MAG-58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Cheung Chi-Mun takes the FN MAG-58 mocked up to resemble the M60.

M72 LAW

The M72 LAW is used by several ARVN soldiers.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
ARVN soldiers hold their M72 LAWs.

M29 Mortar

The M29 Mortar is seen in a sandbagged position.

M29 Mortar - 81mm
The M29 Mortar is seen behind Cheung Chi-Mun.

Mortar Shells

Near the end of the film, Mark Lee uses a crate of mortar shells to destroy the M48 Patton tank.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Mk 2 hand grenades are carried by ARVN soldiers.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

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