Tsui Hark directs this critically panned kung fu action spectacular starring Jet Li as Jet, a martial arts master who ventures to San Francisco to find his old teacher Uncle Tak. When he gets there, he discovers that Tak's herbal shop has been trashed and the old man is missing. The reason, he soon learns, is Johnny Chan (Yuen Wah), the hotheaded leader of a kung fu school looking to best every master around. When Jet finally tracks Tak down, he soon finds himself targeted by Johnny and his thugs. Though shot in 1989, the film was not released until 1992 when Jet Li following the success of Once Upon a Time in China became a major star.
by Jonathan Crow synopsis