In the 1970s, Chi was a powerful Hong Kong gangster whose lieutenants were two brothers, Yung and Kuo. When he names Kuo as his heir, the cruel and sadistic Yung becomes jealous. The upshot: during the 1980s, Kuo retires to Malacca to raise a family, Yung builds his power, and Chi gradually loses his circle, one at a time, to bribery and murder. All Chi wants is to live in peace with his wife and son, but Yung's desire for revenge overcomes reason. Chi tries to retreat to Malacca; Yung follows him there with tragic results. Afterwards, Chi calls his old nemesis in the Hong Kong police, Supt. Chang, to alert him that he's going to try one final assault on Yung's fortress.