Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 crime drama about ambitious high school students using their smarts for lawlessness. Ben Manibag (Parry Shen) knows he fulfills every clich'' about Asian-Americans. Academically, he is at the top of his class, his college applications have been sent in early and his charitable fundraisers have gathered food for the needy, but Ben grows bored and restless with his Orange County suburban lifestyle. After a high school paper paints Ben as a "token Asian" on the basketball team, the overachieving Ben wants to prove himself. At first, Ben and his circle of friends try some petty crimes for fun. Virgil (Jason Tobin), Daric (Roger Fan), and Han (Sung Kang) join Ben in selling homework and stealing from a local computer store. Once they have a taste of the thrills of criminal life, these straight-A students find themselves falling deeper and deeper into the thrills and dangers of behaving badly.