Leung Siu-lung (aka Bruce Leung, aka Bruce Liang), of THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN and KUNG FU HUSTLE fame, stars in this very cheap kung-fu movie, shot guerilla-style on the streets of Rome. Leung plays a Bruce Lee-like kung-fu movie star who is terrorized by the mafia.
In one incredible scene, a mafia thug tries to assassinate Leung in the crowd during a papal address in St. Peter's Square! Other scenes are shot at the Roman Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. The climactic brawl begins in downtown Rome and then suddenly winds up in a snowy countryside with no explanation. Throughout, Romans and tourists gawk at the camera.
The very definition of "not a classic," but I enjoyed it.
Directed by the great Ng See-yuen (SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW).