After spending years as a successful music video director,
Fuqua made his feature film debut with this action thriller. Starring Hong Kong
superstar Chow Yun-Fat as a deadly Chinese assassin forced to take a job with a
powerful underworld boss in order to protect his family, Fuqua’s goal was to
create a “Taxi Driver for the 1990s.” With its slick cinematography and
carefully choreographed action sequences, the film put Fuqua on the map as a
visionary action director.