Synopsis by Robert Firsching
Prolific Hong Kong filmmaker Wu Ma directed and acted in this standard martial-arts actioner about a circus troupe which is chased out of Shanghai after the attacking Japanese force destroys their circus in 1942. Master Shen's Shanfu Circus moves to Canton, China, but can't get any work and are forced to perform in the streets for handouts. The local policeman, Tang Fa (Donnie Yen), constantly harasses fiery young acrobat Lo Yitung (Yuen Biao), but is restrained somewhat by his crush on Yitung's sister, Lan (Irene Wan). The plot moves into action-crime territory when some members of the troupe take jobs at a factory which is serving as a front for foreign opium smugglers. Three different choreographers worked on the fight sequences, but were not able to create any particularly noteworthy sequences. Lam Wai co-stars with Lily Li, Ken Lo, and Bey Logan.