Directed by Jackie Chan • 1980 • Hong Kong
Starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wei Pai
The first film Jackie Chan made at Golden Harvest—the studio where he would go on to make many of his greatest films—was a record-breaking box-office smash that firmly established him as Hong Kong’s leading kung-fu superstar. In his second outing as director, Chan plays Dragon Lung, a martial-arts student who sets out to find his errant brother who has defected to a rival school, only to get mixed up in a case of mistaken identity from which he must fight his way out. It all builds to an epic, nearly twenty-minute final battle that sees Chan balancing slapstick and thrilling action with rip-roaring virtuosity.