- 1 hr 59 min
This movie is written and directed by Derek Yee, while at the same time stars Jackie Chan, who is taking an active role to produce this movie. The movie is distributed by JCE movies limited, which is owned by none other than Jackie Chan. Instead of the usual action film that Jackie Chan is known for, this movie falls under the drama category. The movie tells of the life story of Steelhead, which is played by Jackie Chan, who is an illegal immigrant that is searching for his fiancée, whom left to japan in search of a better life before him. While working as sewer cleaners to earn a living, Steelhead and the rest of his friends end up running away from the police, as they are being raided. During the chase a police detective falls into the water, but is saved by Steelhead, in return for this act, the detective decides to stop chasing him, and ends up helping him later in the movie. As Steelhead is working in a restaurant one day, he finds that his fiancée has taken a new name, and is now together with the leader of a yakuza gang. Sadden by this, Steelhead ends up getting drunk, and spends sometime with a hooker to ease the pain. Waking up the next day, Steelhead decides that he and his friends must find a way to become legal citizens of Japan, and he is no longer concerned about the means that they go about achieving this goal. Starting out by going into money laundering, this group starts getting into other forms of activities, which end up getting one of his friends tortured and maimed. Seeking revenge, Steelhead decides to kill the one responsible, but ends up saving the life of his love rival instead. This leads to a complex end of the movie, when everything starts falling apart for his group of friends. The brutal ending is something that Steelhead never wanted, as the main goal was to live a happy and simple life. However, everything takes a dark twist when the truth is revealed.