A bingo caller in a seedy Liverpool nightclub envisages himself as a tough private eye, and places an advertisement seeking gumshoe work. To his surprise he receives an answer, and despite the pleas of his family, starts pursuing clues doggedly. As he struggles to fulfil the hard-bitten image, the plot thickens.
Starring Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay
Director Stephen Frears