After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually ...
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After getting in trouble with local gangs, a young man (Fu Sheng) flees to San Francisco, where the same gangs are still causing problems. He becomes a part of one gang, and eventually decides to play them against each other in order to clean up the town.
Despite the fact that the majority of the film takes place in San Francisco, all cars shown have the steering wheel on the right-hand side and drive on the left-hand side of the road. See more »
The English dubbed version and the Mandarin language version are almost two completely different films. The Mandarin cut is about 90 minutes and ends with the hero and the villain being arrested. The English dubbed cut is 115 minutes, features far more fight footage, additional "darker" footage of the hero's more villainous ways, and alternate sequences including the original ending in which the hero dies in the final battle along with the villain. See more »
This movie is a classic of the late star Alexander Fu Sheng. Here, he plays a guy who gets in trouble back home and is then sent to San Francisco. He finds work at a Chinese restaurant but after getting fired for standing up to gangsters, he joins a rival gang and makes it big.
The current DVD versions of the film are horrendous. Too bad, since this is an all-time classic.
8 out of ten for the movie, 0 out of ten for the DVD transfer.
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