Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat landed one of his first starring roles in this somber military drama. Wu Viet (Yun-Fat) is a Vietnamese refugee who wants to leave his country behind and start over in the United States. First, he must make his way to Hong Kong, but as he passes through Thailand, he meets a beautiful woman who travels with him. Wu and his new love end up in a refugee camp in Thailand, where they discover many of their countrymen are disappearing under mysterious circumstances. As Wu tries to learn the truth about what's happening, he discovers his life is in danger, and he must flee to the Philippines for safety. The Story of Wu Viet was released on home video in the United States under the title God of Killers after Chow Yun-Fat's later rise to international fame.