Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
Already the highest grossing domestic Chinese release ever, this comic Western has plenty of gunslinging, story twists, and sharp dialogue to make it a highly entertaining ride. During the Warlord Era of the 1920s, a bunch of bandits, led by "Pocky" Zhang (Jiang Wen), hijack a train en route to Goose Town with its new governor on board. When the train crashes, its lone survivors are the governor's sleazy advisor (Ge You) and his wife (Carina Lau). Zhang, an honorable outlaw, decides to pose as the new governor and share the fortune from the hijacking with the townspeople. But ruthless mobster Master Huang (Chow Y...
un-Fat) aims to stop Zhang's Robin Hood crusade, launching a battle of both wits and bullets.
De film speelt zich af in China tijdens de oorlogen in de jaren '20. De beruchte bandietenleider Zhang begeeft zich naar een klein afgelegen stadje en doet zich voor als de nieuwe burgemeester. Hij doet dit omdat hij denkt dat hij op deze manier makkelijk geld kan verdienen. Maar dan komt hij tegenover de tirannieke Huang te staan, een inwoner uit het dorpje. De twee beginnen een dodelijk gevecht.
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