Helmed by the iconic and groundbreaking director Lo Wei (who called the shots on the Bruce Lee masterworks THE BIG BOSS and FIST OF FURY), Jackie Chan was at his martial art peak by the time he took on the leading man role in DRAGON FIST (1979). Avenging the death of his master, Chan is in fine form as he gets tangled up in the sort of convoluted and carnage-packed plot that golden age kung-fu classics do all-too well.
Tang How-yuen (Jackie Chan) is a disciple of kung fu master San-thye. San-thye wins a martial arts tournament, only to be killed by evil kung fu master, Master Li (Yen Shi-kwan). Tang tries unsuccessfully to fight Chung, and leaves the evil master unharmed. Tang, along with San-thye’s wife and daughter head after the killer to seek revenge. When they find him, Chung has repented and has cut off his own leg as penance. The master’s widow becomes ill, so Tang goes to work for a gang in order to get her medicine. However, whilst in their employ, he is blamed for the death of a young boy, and San-Thye’s widow is poisoned. Tang and the one-legged master join forces to defeat the evil lord who poisoned San-thye’s widow.