This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?
明崇祯皇帝登基，大太监魏忠贤（金世杰 饰）及其“阉党”被锦衣卫倾巢覆灭。锦衣卫中以卢剑星（王千源 饰）、沈炼（张震 饰）和靳一川（李东学 饰）三结拜兄弟最为勇猛正直。老大卢剑星为了升官百户，沈炼为替教坊司妓女周妙彤（刘诗诗 饰）赎身，三弟靳一川为摆脱浪人丁修（周一围 饰）的纠缠，三兄弟决定接受东厂都督赵靖忠（聂远 饰）追杀魏忠贤的秘密行动..