On the quest for Cripple Wu, the murderer of his father, Lung (Unicorn Chan)
meets little boy Xiao-fu, who adores him because he can do great summersaults
& thus persuades him to stay with him & his widowed mother.
day Lung & the boy watch a wandering circus though, they get mixed up with
the Wong clan, a family of gangsters eil enough to make deals with the
Japanese, & to save the boy from the Wongs, Lung has to humiliate himself
to a point where he has to crawl through between the legs of one of the Wongs.
Xiao-Fu interprets Lung's behaviour as cowardice renounces his erstwhile idol
& runs off in disgust, whereupon Lung decides to hit the road again ...
when on his way he finds the wandering circus all slaughtered except a girl,
whom he brings back to Xiao-Fu's mum to take care of her & hide her. When
the Wongs ome & search for her, Lung defends her valiantly ... but for some
reason he has no reservations against watching her brother, who soon after
shows up too, being killed by the Wongs.
When the Wongs however take the girl
prisoner, Lung's patience has come to an end, & he not only frees her, but
- with the help of the girl & Xiao-Fu - fights & kills them one by one
... until the Wongs call upon their father ... who is of course none other than
Cripple Wu, the killer of Lung's parents, & in the end Lung kills him
too, using, amongst others, the Heaven & Earth-blow which he has
learned from Bruce Lee (& which is signified by some psychedelic animation
This movie's main claim to fame (or notoriety) was that
Bruce Lee was tricked into appearing in it: Lee's friend Unicorn Chan asked him
to help him a little with his martial arts film which was supposed to be his
breakthrough movie, so Lee agreed to visit the set & help a little with the
action sequences - just as a favour among friends. Someone however had the good
sense to secretly film some of it & then include some of the footage
showing Bruce Lee (as well as some Bruce Lee-stills superimposed over
fightscenes) into the movie & for that give him billing above the title.
Bruce Lee was furious about this & tried to have the movie legally banned,
with little success.
Apart from the inventive way to include Bruce
Lee-sequences & the sometimes psychedelic fightscenes, the movie is quite a
bore, though, ith Unicorn Chan stumblng through his role totally devoid of
charisma or panache, whilt the story offers little of interest that that
annoying kid wouldn't be able to destroy, & which ahdn't been much better
... even in the realms of cheapo Kung Fu !