Based on a true story, this film is about one of the most shocking robberies in Hong Kong history. In 1975, a group of robbers stole seven million dollars from the Hang Sang Bank. The film is shot on the basis of description by one of the robbers. It aims to portrait those involved and reveal the plot as true as possible to the facts.
An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world.
It's the lawless future, and renegade biker Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and his surly cowboy buddy, Marlboro (Don Johnson), learn that a corrupt bank is about to foreclose on their friend's bar to further an expanding empire.