Hardboiled private detective Acey Spades is on the case in this film-noir mystery involving adultery, gangsters, drug running, and murder!
Some openers are just classics.
I wonder what this “dark past” entailed. How did Aisling fit into it? Was she his savior, or something else?
Voice-over narration is a classic trope of film noir and hardboiled mysteries.
I’ve heard of poisoning pigeons in the park, but this looks like a step too far!
Those two don’t look like angels…with or without dirty faces…
Washington Hopper’s name is an amalgam of two names. “Washington” is from the Miss Washington Diner in New Britain, CT (one of my favorites), and “Hopper” comes from Edward Hopper, the painter of “Nighthawks,” on which his restaurant is based.
Spades’ line (“I stick my neck out for no one”) is drawn from Rick’s in Casablanca.
The big reveal.