Ira Wells is an aged retired Los Angeles, California based private investigator comes out of retirement when a former partner, Harry Regan, shows up on his doorstep with a bullet wound to the gut, and dies. Ira wants to find out who killed Harry. Ira is contacted by another long-time acquaintance, Charlie Hatter, a self-proclaimed loser and Hollywood hack, about Harry's last case. Harry's client was Margo Sterling, a former client of Charlie's who is a flaky penniless new-age actress, agent, and dress maker. She hired Harry to retrieve her missing cat, Winston, who is still being held ransom by an acquaintance named Brian Hemphill, who stole Winston because Margo "borrowed" money. With all this, Ira has to figure out what would be the reason for someone to kill Harry.
A classic murder mystery with an offbeat twist.
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Margo complains, after tasting her drink, that it is Pepsi, not the Coke she ordered. She then pours more from the initially out of shot Pepsi can. She would have known it was Pepsi from the can, either when Charlie poured the drink or when he put the can on the bar top. See more
[Ira has doubled over and collapsed from severe stomach pain
Ira, wait a second. We'll get you to the hospital.
I'm not going to any goddamn hospital.
You gotta' go to the hospital, so they can find out what's wrong with you.
I know what's wrong with me. I got a perforated ulcer. It's starting to bleed again. They get me in the hospital, they'll want to operate.
Let them. That's better than walking around like this.
I will not go through another goddamn operation.
Lay back down. There's nothing...
Lyrics by Stephen Lehner
Music by Kenneth Wannberg
(as Ken Wannberg)
Sung by Bev Kelly See more