George (Bob Hoskins), a small time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high class call girl. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed.
Fresh out of the joint George goes to see his old criminal employer Michael Caine for work. He gets a job chauffeuring high class call girl Simone. After an initial dislike of each other George starts to develop a soft spot for the beautiful Simone, and so becomes involved in looking for Cathy, a hooker who Simone used to work the seedy streets with, whom Simone obviously cares very much for.
This search leads to a devastating climax for all involved with the call girls.
Hoskins is in his element in these gangster roles and delivers a great performance. Cathy Tyson is fantastic (in her feature film debut here) as the tough, aloof Simone. Top British cinema.