The story revolves around a group of five mercenaries
who go into enemy territory to kidnap a drug lord. After successfully doing
this, they have to fight their way back through hostile forces of the druglordís
men, Communist Khmer Rouge (I think) and local hill tribesmen. Lots of
action - some of it quite intense and brutal, some pretty terrible acting
and some moments when the movie goes astray for reasons I canít imagine.
I read that the sex scenes were inserted later by the producers and were
not shot by Woo. Certainly worth viewing to see early Woo. Eddie Ko as
the primary good guy is fairly impressive as an almost John Wayne type
character and Lam Ching-Ying is quite enjoyable as the evil Captain.