Phoenix island is conquered by an evil despot and his sorcerer. The emperor of the city was aided by his three generals but they were killed when the evil despot captured the dragon stick and became the new ruler of Golden city. The generals children were hidden away and return to exact revenge.
This is a fairy tale, mixed with Kung Fu, romance, serious subjects and a little slapstick comedy that usually looks like a training session at the Bejing Circus school. It’s not oversexed, overly violent, or gory. It’s fun.
Two men develop a deep friendship, one that endures even after Tenzen marries the woman that Yasubei secretly loves.
Jackie Chan is forbidden by his father to practice Kung Fu. He learns from a old beggar and become proficient in the art. He keeps this a secret until it is needed to protect and defend his family.