To pay off her father's overwhelming debt, Elisabeth Laurier (Sophie Marceau) agrees to conceive a child with British aristocrat Charles Godwin (Stephen Dillane) -- whose paralyzed wife can't bear children -- and give him the baby once it's born. Seven years later, when Godwin's sister-in-law, Constance (Lia Williams), hires Elisabeth as a governess, she's reunited with her daughter, Louisa (Dominique Belcourt).
Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn.
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.