Chiang Lee (Raymond Liu) came to Hong Kong for a better life; roaming the streets looking for a job. By chance, whilst taking a nap on a bench, he was woken from his slumber by gangsters beating up Ling Kwan who was with his sister and dad. The gangsters wanted Ling Kwan to hand them stolen goods worth a million dollars but it seems Ling Kwan has thrown them into the sea and wants no part with the gang. After helping Ling Kwan, Chiang Lee was offered a job at Ling Kwan's dad nightclub after noticing that Chiang Lee is not a local and obviously jobless (and a way of thanking him).
Not satisfied, the baddies make their way to the nightclub but left with their tails between their legs due to Chiang Lee's fighting prowess. Hell-bent on having the goods; Ling Kwan and his sister was kidnapped but Ling Kwan was accidentally killed when "interrogated". His body was dumped beside Chiang Lee who was knocked unconsious. Chiang Lee woke up surrounded by policemen; accused for the death of Ling Kwan. He escaped and now is on the run from the police and on the hunt for the gangsters and also to save Ling Kwan's kidnapped sister.
For a 70s basher, this one is up with the best and an engaging one. With drama and a serious tone - no comedy here.
The fights are well done and tons of fights scene; just my cup of tea. An intense Raymond Liu showing his kicking abilities and hard hitting punches. The baddies are no slouch either. Watch for the fight with the Japanese fighter and the end fight with a police officer by the beach. No undercranking for the fights; fast and hard hitting - this one is hard as a dragon.
Directed by Raymond Liu himself. John Woo (Dragon Tamers) would be proud of this.