Hong Kong action star Jet Li shines in this formulaic but hard-hitting action thriller, in which a Chinese special agent runs afoul of dirty cops in Paris. Liu Jian (Li) is sent to assist Inspector Richard (Tchéky Karyo) and his team in arresting a Chinese drug lord known only as Mr. Big (Ric Young) and identifying his French connection. Liu gets a cool reception from his Gallic colleagues, who relieve him of his gun, refuse to so much as try
to say his name Richard dubs him "Johnny" instead and grumble that they're not so incompetent that they need back-up all the way from Shanghai for a simple bust. Naturally, the simple bust turns into a ...