Oh man, where to start with this film. Let's start with the fact that Van Damme is barely in this movie. I don't really have a problem with that, but some might.
Here's a little plot synopsis for you guys:
So we have this Vietnamese vigilante guy running around leaving japanese notes to various gangs. Yeah, that's right, japanese for some reason. For his first heroic act, he beats up a bunch of latino gangbangers after he just promised his landlord he would cause no problems. Well, much to no one's surprise, he beats the latino gangbangers to a bloody pulp. Then, for some reason that I can not understand, the next scene you see the gangbangers and Vietnamese guy, they seem to be friends and waving to each other like a bunch of homosexuals.
After he has befriended those latino guys, he decides to rob the leaders of the latino gang and the black gang and leave them some japanese note that says "change" or whatever. After this, the latino guys think the blacks robbed them and vice verse. So they're about to kill each other when in a stroke of genius, they decide it was actually the vietnamese guy who robbed them. Now, you have to remember, at this point of the movie, neither of the gangleaders really even knew who the vietnamese guy was so why would they think he was the guy who was robbing them? Who knows. I suppose he was the only non round eye in St Jude's or whatever it was called. Vietnamese, chinese, korean, japanese I suppose they all look the same to the blacks and latinos. Anyways, the blacks and latinos decide to gang up and go teach the vietnamese guy a lesson and beat him up with their fists. Now, just a second ago they were in each other's faces pointing a bunch of guns at each other, so why they don't just shoot the guy is anyone's guess. However, what is even more perplexing is the fact that when the blacks and latinos start their attack on the vietnamese guy, the first batch of gangbangers he beat up in the start of the movie decide to join the fight and fight alongside the vietnamese guy. Why exactly? The vietnames guy beat them the hell up so I guess that makes them friends then.
Next up, we have the italian stereotype mr. V who might be a police officer or then again maybe not. Nobody can tell. He goes around talking in broken italian sentences giving wisdoms like: "Dry thighs, lots of fish, everything is good". For some reason, he decides that the vietnamese guy is now part of his organization and the blacks and latinos and the vietnamese guy should split their criminal proceeds three ways. Why exactly? The vietnamese guy is obviously against gaining from their drug peddling and other criminal ways. Well, who cares at this point really. The vietnamese guy tells the latino and black gangs that only cowards use guns. So obviously the black and latino gangs decide to discard their guns. Shortly after, a third gang comprising of a bunch of russians called the "Devil Dogs" show up and shoot them all with guns. Not really surprising when you think of it.
What else.... well, at one point towards the end the head of the latino gang breaks into the vietnamese guy's rented apartment and screams "You don't mess with the Devil dogs!!!!" and shoots up the place. I guess he forgot which gang he was in because it surely was not the devil dogs.
A bit later the vietnamese guy does some push-ups to regain his fighting form and goes to some warehouse to beat up the russians. Mr. V also shows up to give his final wisdoms, but he meets a timely end when he is shot by some woman who had enough of his stereotypes.