R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.
James Hong (Gung Tu) previously played in the unrelated film of the same name China Girl (1974).
What's the matter with you? Fighting with your friends over nothin'?
Tony: He ain't my friend.
Alby: Well he's my friend!
Tony: He just gets me mad with all that shit about the Chinese.
Alby: What do you mean?
Tony: It gets on my nerves.
Alby: Since when are you so sensitive about the...
After the credits there is a line: Dedicated to the people of Chinatown and Little Italy.
The UK video version was cut by 7 seconds to remove the use of a butterfly knife. The Columbia DVD features the same cut print.