Jackie Chan in a departure from his comical theatrics to a more serious, darker and altogether more violent film.
Hundreds of Chinese refugees wash up on Japans Wakasa Bay. Each has a dream of a better life, but most will encounter only prejudice and oppression. One, a law-abiding farm-worker known as Steelhead (Jackie Chan), has come to find the woman he has loved since childhood (Xu Jinglei), but his quest ends in bitter rejection, when he discovers she has married Yakuza underboss, Eguchi (Masaya Kato).
Heartbroken, his life descends into darkness, and petty crime quickly escalates to murder. With blood on his hands, he will risk everything to secure a future for his people, leading to an all-out war, as both factions fight for control of the infamous Shinjuku district.
Director: Derek Yee Tung Sing
Cast: Jackie Chan, Takenaka Naoto, Daniel Wu, Xu Jing Lei, Fan Bing Bing
Languages: Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese (with English subtitles)
Country: Hong Kong
Runtime: 119 minutes