R | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
The quote "What are you prepared to do?" is a direct reference to The Untouchables (1987).
Fat woman, you're in charge here, right?
Landlady: Fat woman, my ass!
Sing: I'm with the Axe Gang!
Landlady: Axe Gang, my ass!
Landlady: Boss, my ass!
Sing: You have to pay our medical bills!
Landlady: Bills, my ass!
Sing: We're on the same side!
Landlady: Same side, my ass!
Sing: A snake!
Landlady: Snake, my ass!
At one point when Donut is fighting the Harpists, he holds two spears in his hand. When they are broken, Donut drops them and jumps up. The spears disappear into after he drops them.
The film was slightly cut/altered in mainland China to satisfy the local censors (these changes were carried over to the U.S. release):
$269,225 10 April 2005