Memphis, Tennessee, 1972. Mac Conway and his friend Arthur have just returned home after serving in Vietnam. They reconnect with their families and try to find jobs. However, work is hard to come by for Vietnam vets. Conway gets contacted by a man known simply as The Broker. He recruits hitmen for assignments and believes that Conway would be ideal for this sort of work. Conway is reluctant, but is drawn in once he discovers that Arthur has already accepted a similar offer from The Broker. The Broker gives Conway a code name - Quarry.
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Quarry is depicted as a strong swimmer in various scenes, prompting an unsavory heavy to refer to him sarcastically as "Spitz," a reference to Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz
who was breaking records at the 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich), a time frame in which this plot unfolds. See more
Let me ask you something, Conway. You believe what we're fighting for's a worthy cause?
It depends on what you think we're fighting for, Captain.