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Triad boss Hung wants to withdraw from the underground world and distance himself from his ambitious buddy Lefty, who is well known for his ruthlessness and wants to be boss. Hung's subordinates Figo, Big Lungs and Tall Guy convince Hung not to quit as they fear that Lefty's rise may threaten their interests. At the same time, Big Lungs learns that Hung is the target of an assassin. After Hung's son is born, Hung and Lefty visit Emily, Hung's wife, in the hospital. Lefty urges Hung to quit and leave Hong Kong for the sake of his family's safety. He tells him that Figo, Big Lungs and Tall Guy are conspiring to betray him. Hung tells Lefty that he does not intend to exterminate them even though he has known about their conspiracy for a long time. Yik had witnessed his brother being hacked to death. He swears revenge for his brother no matter what. With the help of his buddy Turbo, he takes the opportunity to be an assassin.

That same night, Yik meets Yoyo, a young prostitute, and is attracted to her. Yoyo is moved by Yik's willingness to rob convenience stores in order to get money to repay her debts. Yik promises to stay with her after carrying out his contract killing. Hung is displeased to find that Lefty has had Figo and his family killed and taken over Figo's business. Hung sends Teak to escort Big Lungs and Tall Guy to a safe place. Teak receives a phone call from Ninth Uncle, who sells weapons on the black market: one of Ninth's men has been killed and a gun stolen. Lefty makes it clear to Hung that he only wants to take over his position in order to divert Big Lung and Tall Guy's attention to him, so that Hung and his family will be free from danger. Yik and Turbo flee separately after they get the gun and Turbo encounters his foe Brother Lin...

Production: Focus Films Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Screenplay: To Chi Long, Wong Ching Po

Cinematographers: Charlie Lam, Kenny Lam

Cast: Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Shawn Yue, Wai Ying Hung, Gao Lai

Format/screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.85, Color

Running time: 83 min., 24 frames/sec.

Language: Chinese (Kantonese)

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