Dragon and his buddy Cowboy get hopelessly mired in a scheme to steal some valuable Chinese antiques. Along the way there are plenty of heart-stopping set pieces where the two try to one-up each other and win the affection of a local beauty.
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Defiantly NOT a martial arts film. More so than any period film before from Hong Kong (Golden Harvest) cinema. Very innovative and loose-limbed, also a great showcase for the limitless abilities of Chan's stunt team, especially his co-star Mars.
As deftworker said, this is not a martial arts film per se, it's definitely something..else, a period film that happens to have some fighting. Impressed by all the tricks and stunts done here, the big game of Jianzi is amazing to watch, like an orchestrated dance, and the final fight scene utilizes every spare inch of the barn in what is an in-genius display of Chan's creativity. Delightful work.