Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

Director
Justin Lin

Main cast
Parry Shen; Jason Tobin; Sung Kang; Karin Anna Cheung; Roger Fan

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.


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