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Brandon Ma is an average Joe but his best friend, Michael, is a sinister drug dealer with a crush on Brandon's girlfriend, May. When Michael murders a dirty cop and frames his friend, sending him to jail, Brandon returns for vengeance.
According to director Ronny Yu, he had originally intended for the film to be more martial arts heavy. However, Brandon Lee expressed absolutely no desire to perform any martial arts for the film to avoid inevitable comparisons to his father, Bruce Lee. This required Yu to drastically change the entire direction of the movie and ultimately decided to go with a style more akin to the Heroic Bloodshed gun sequences seen in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow, which was wildly popular at the time of filming
The UK video was cut by 2 secs to remove a shot of Brandon chopping a man in the throat.