2002 – Better Luck Tomorrow

Directed by: Justin Lin
Written by: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin
Produced by: Justin Lin, Julie Asato
Production year: 2002
Original release: April 11, 2003
Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Other cast: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang
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An accomplished high school student, Ben (Parry Shen) seems to excel at almost everything except winning over his dream girl, Stephanie (Karin Anna Cheung). When he begins an unlikely friendship with trouble-seeking tough guy Daric (Roger Fan), Ben becomes involved in petty crime that gets increasingly dangerous, with his various illegal ventures extending to include Stephanie and her wealthy beau, Steve (John Cho). Can these restless teens curb their criminal activities before it’s too late?