American ex-soldier RONSON (Dolph
Lundgren) has fallen on hard times. He has been reduced to brutal
illegal prizefights in the dingy backstreets of a city in Inner
Mongolia in an attempt to pay off his debts.
Things go from bad to worse after
Ronson is caught in the act and arrested. The judge offers Ronson
a choice: pay off all his debts in a month or return to jail.
While Ronson is busy debating his limited options, he encounters
the alluring ANIKA (Yu Nan), whom he follows down an alley only
to be attacked by three thugs. After successfully beating off
his attackers, he learns that the fight has been an elaborate
audition for Anikas stepfather CHAMBERS, a wealthy New
York art collector.
Chambers offers Ronson enough
money to settle all his debts if he will guide an expedition
composed of Chambers (William Shriver), Anika, several of Chambers
men and archeologist ANG SHAW into the rugged mountains of Mongolia.
With the help of a secret map, Chambers hopes to locate a fabled
temple, said to contain a priceless jeweled Buddhist tapestry
known as The Tangka of God Ochirvaani.. Said to possess great
perhaps even supernatural powers, the Tangka
is protected by a deadly curse.
The rugged terrain and hardships
of the journey do not deter Ronson and company from their quest,
nor do the fierce battles with rival Tangka seekers ZHUKOV and
his band of mercenaries. At last the expedition locates the cave
containing the sacred temple.
Between the bullets and the booby-traps:
who will survive who will claim the prize
and what of the
- from Moonstone Entertainment