In a world of gangs, one man – private eye/gun for hire Moon (Michael Latimer) – will stop at nothing to take the spoils.
Moon is simultaneously hired by two warring northern property developers – Sam Bryant (Derek Francis) and Charles Grayson (Maurice Kaufmann) – to spy on the other, demanding to know what big scheme the other is planning. It’s actually the same scheme, something involving gun-running, gold and oil rights in a post-revolutionary Arab state.
So whose side is Moon on? Simple – his own, aided by a blonde called Angel (Luan Peters), who has some vague contacts and a lot of knowledge about it all.
Moon is never short of a sharp suit, a fast car (Aston Martin DB6 generally) and an attractive girl to affix to his arm. He’s also fast with a gun and equally fast at dropping his trousers, whether with a female or a male (the sight of Moon in bed with another man probably gave the censors cold sweats in 1970).
Pete Walker’s low-budget gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the 60s and into the grim 70s. It offers unexpected twists and turns and rare glimpses of a world gone by.