Gangsters are very murdery, I just want to get that out there.
In this breakthrough film for Bob Hoskins, he plays a crime boss who seems to have everything going for him – his properties are making money, he’s about to make a big deal with some Americans, and he’s sitting pretty on top of his empire. Until his associates and friends start getting killed by who knows who for no apparent reason. I mean, there’s kind of always a reason when you’re a gangster, but, you know. Hoskins goes on a somewhat bewildered rampage to find out what’s going on before his whole operation is dismantled all in a single day.