This Hong Kong martial arts film that is chock full of colorful, nonstop action starring superstar Jet Li. Hong Xiguan learned kung fu at a Shaolin temple. He joins rebels to try to usurp the oppressive rulers. Unfortunately, a fellow student squeals upon him and Hong's family is slain, except for his son whom he trains. The duo live with Ma, a wealthy, but idiotic fellow who wants to learn kung fu. He also accepts poor Red Bean, into his home as a slave. Red Bean is ostensibly trying to earn enough money to bury her dead mother. But her mother isn't really dead. It is only part of a scam. Red Bean herself is an excellent martial artist and when not sparring, she and Hong become mutually attracted. They join forces, along with her mother and his son to defend the Shaolin temple from invaders.