Penny and Wendy originally are co-workers and best friends until Wendy is promoted. Penny feels that she is getting old and can’t compete with Wendy, she leaves Hong Kong, takes snake blood to cleanse herself, and then returns to Hong Kong for revenge.
In 1987, A gambling contest gets nasty, and the loser has his hand chopped off. 1992, The other side loses. A spiral of revenge begins. 1997, The main competitors this year come from Japan, and the Hong Kong side fears losing. There is a gambling champion who has two women vying for his attention, one of whom is Japanese. The champion’s assistant has another Japanese lady after him. There are dirty tricks and changing allegiances all over the places, as well as sex scenes aplenty.
No list of the screen’s comic geniuses would be complete without Michael Hui Kwun-man. He created a hilarious and lovable comic persona that was both uniquely Asian but also universally beloved. This, his first film, not only showcased his incomparable sense of humor but revolutionized Hong Kong comedy. Evoking Chaplin, he plays a warlord in early 20th Century China, but makes the role his own with both laughs and some of the sexiest ladies on the Shaw Brothers lot.
Nip Chi Wah had just been released from prison, he went to Shunzhen to help Ling smuggling to Hong Kong. In Shunzhen, he was seduced by a mysterious girl Amy. Amy left suddenly, but Nip could not forget this fatal attraction. Ling and Nip had different characters, however, when Nip helped Ling to treat her wound, they could not avoid the body temptation, finally they made love. Ling thus fell deeply for Nip, but Nip treated this as an one night stand. Carbon noticed that Nip neglected Ling, one the other hand, Nip wasted a lot of effort to find Amy. Carbon showed sympathy to Ling and try to get close to her. Nip found Amy at last. In fact, Amy was the mistress of Brother Chow, who was in jail and would be released soon. Amy was rebellious and fond of playing love games, so she tempted Nip to chase her. Nip could not resist her attraction, he tried every means to court her with no fear of the threat from Chow’s gang. Ling left Nip with a broken heart……
The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves pursued by his forces, and the forces of a bitter Thai officer. The Chinese mercenaries are vastly outnumbered, and as their numbers begin to dwindle, their desperation pulls them into a corner as their enemies close in on them.