Original 'heroic bloodshed' film which first rocketed charismatic star Chow Yun Fat and director John Woo to overnight success as well as spawning countless sequels, remakes and imitations. It has all the elements that Woo and Hong Kong action films have subsequently become well-known for: emotionally ripe melodrama, broad comedy and impeccably choreographed violence. The story concerns two brothers, one a Hong Kong cop, the other a crook. They become tied together by murder and double-dealing in the island's crime underworld. Available in dubbed or subtitled versions.