Remarkably obscure mix of giallo and Euro-crime that doesn't exhibit much of either, with what looks like a bit of Euro-spy elements thrown in for good measure.
The film opens with Fabio Testi being condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit, but at least they let him play a little trumpet before they execute him. You see, Fabio was a trumpet player at a nightclub, and the nightclub owner, Jack Taylor, framed Fabio for the murder of his business partner. Now someone is out to get revenge - and Jack isn't happy!
Jack's a busy man. He's trying to get some diamonds off some petty criminals on the cheap and they aren't having it. He's also having to check on some new girls that he can pimp out. It's stressful being a gangster - especially when someone rats to the cops about the diamond heist and he's interrupted trying to rape a fifteen year old girl. Can't a sleazy mobster get some peace and quiet?
It seems that some friends of Fabio are out to get Jack and are using some hi-tech equipment to carry out their plans, using hidden cameras and microphones from some control room within Jack's club. One of them also wears a ridiculous pair of glasses that 'helps her hear better'. Can these folk get revenge on Jack without any innocent people getting hurt?
It's about this point where I was thinking "Wait, wasn't this supposed to a giallo?" because to be honest there's not much of that stuff going on, although the twist at the end kinds of falls into that daft territory, and although it involves gangsters, there's not too much of that going on either, save for one gun battle. I suppose it was a mystery to Jack what was going on, but the audience are clued in from the start. The film never really goes to far in either of those directions. Jack Taylor was more animated than usual though, so fans of him might want to see it out.
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