Ma Jun, a cop known for dispensing justice during arrests, teams with Hua Sheng, who’s undercover, to try to bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before the mainland’s takeover of Hong Kong. The eldest, Xian Wei Cha (called Zah), is arrested in an operation that exposes Sheng and almost gets him killed. His girlfriend, Qiu Di, who’s been unaware of Sheng’s profession, wants to see him quit. Jun pursues the gang tirelessly, sometimes ignoring police protocols. Zah’s trial approaches, witnesses are in danger, and a showdown is inevitable.
User Reviews: Went out of my way to find this film based on a recommendation from a friend who insisted this was one of best kung fu films ever — this film also pops up in a Google search for top kung fu films.
Reviewers notes: 1. Yen will go down in film history as one of the best MA stars. He can not only pull off the gravitas to play IP MAN but he is a natural in these police dramas. Manages to appear stoic but involved at the same time 2. There is a final fight scene over 5 minutes long which is worth the wait. Lots of MMA moves including some pro wrestling moves. Many fans call this "modern" kung fu but is probably the wrong name. Fun anyway 3. Aside from Yen and the final fight — forgettable