At long last, Donnie Yen makes his INCspotlight debut in Drunken Tai Chi - which is not only also his film debut, but one of the last old-school kung fu movies ever made.
Qian Dao (Donnie Yen) is the favored son of a wealthy yet miserly salt merchant (Lee Kwan), much to the chagrin of his elder brother (Yuen Yat-chor), who Qian Dao always sticks up for in vain. Qian Dao is also a longtime rival of the local bully Ta Sha (Mandy Chan). When one of Ta Sha's payback schemes goes awry, he has a complete nervous breakdown as a result, and his vengeful father (Wong Tao) hires the mute assassin Tie Wuxing (Yuen Shun-yee) to murder Qian Dao and his family. The killer strikes while Qian Dao's enjoying a night out on the town, burning down his home in the process. Alone and destitute, he's taken in by an eccentric puppeteer (Yuen Cheung-yan) and his wife (Lydia Shum). It's an uneasy relationship at first, as Qian Dao's ineptitude at basic household tasks causes all sorts of hijinks. However, a family bond of sorts forms between them after a while, and the puppeteer eventually trains Qian Dao in the art of tai chi. It's a good thing, too, because it's only a matter of time before Qian Dao and Tie Wuxing's paths cross and vengeance must be served - but not before Qian Dao befriends Tie Nian-ci, Tie Wuxing's young son.