The Delinquent is a Chang Cheh film set during the "modern" era circa 1973. A majority of the Shaw Brothers Action film productions were earlier costume productions. The delinquent was a hardcore violent bone crunching film about a poor kid who can never do nothing right in his father's eyes.
Tired of having to work for a living and wearing "street" clothes, the kid (Chung Wang) decides to take a shot at the big time (crime). His fighting skills attract a local crime lord who wants him under his wing. He decides to woo the kid and get him to work in his syndicate. But after having to betray his father and watching him die at the hands of his employers. The kid snaps and wages a one man war against him and his syndicate.
The kid destroys the boss' whore house/ opium den and races for his penthouse suite. He has to fight his way through his personal bodyguards in a blood drenched finale. Badly wounded, the kid fight's the boss one-on-one. The boss gut wounds the kid in the stomach with a spear gun. After killing the boss with his bare hands, he runs into the penthouse's picture window. As he falls to his death, he flashes back to major events in his live. Dying on the pavement the gawking on lookers are what he sees last before expiring on the hard pavement.
Awesome!! Nothing but hardcore violence from the original innovator of violence. One of his protégés (John Woo) made a film career by copying off of this man. If you like bone crunching action with no flashy kung-fu crap then this is your movie. Bright red old fashion blood squibs, tooth rattling punches, blades and motorbikes! You'll be in heaven if you're a true fan of action films. No Hollywood nonsense here!