The Shanghai 13 is from Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, One Armed Swordsman), and follows a tale of patriots vs. traitors in 1930’s Shanghai features Shaw Brothers veterans David Chiang (The Heroic Ones), Ti Lung (The Legend of Drunken Master), Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers) and Jimmy Wang Yu (One Armed Boxer).
Thirteen deadly warriors versus an entire army.
During the Sino-Japanese war, a Chinese patriot steals damning evidence that exposes traitorous intentions within the government. Planning to bring the evidence from Shanghai to Hong Kong and break it to the public he becomes an assassination target. In order to ensure a safe passage he employs an elite ensemble of fighters – The Shanghai Thirteen to protect him on the mission. With obstacles ahead and pursuers behind, bloody battles ensue!