This movie certainly deserved better than it got. It has been showcased and sold as a soft porn movie under a name that most probably doesn't belong to it and posters that definitely are from somewhere else. As always, the censor cuts make it difficult to make any sort of sense of the movie. But for once there is a definite storyline, and the central character does a good job of portraying his role.
Jack Nietsche (yes, the same name as the philosopher, though the symbolism
escapes me) is an ex-con, presumably convicted for safecracking (I'm not sure,
because its not mentioned anywhere in the movie, but he does crack open a safe
in a scene, as if its no big deal). This guy is let out on parole on the condition
that he works at an Insurance office, 'Anaconda Casualties'. But the head of
the company, a guy called Quincy, uses Jack for his own dirty work. He asks
Jack to trace a woman called Roxanne Flowers, previously a strip-tease artiste.
Jack sets off on the search, suspicious of Quincy's intentions behind finding
this woman. Here the movie gets fuzzy because of the numerous cuts and the fact
that the theater guys mixed up the reels. But finally Jack finds Roxanne, who
is now the wife of a crime boss, Tony Falcone, through Danielle, a whore at
Tony's brothel. Roxanne warns Jack about Quincy being a dangerous customer.
At the same time she negotiates with Quincy, and convinces him to kill Tony
and run away with her, leaving Jack as the scapegoat. But Roxanne has plans
of ditching Quincy as well, as she intends to kill him and share Tony's insurance
money ($4 million) with Danielle. How Roxanne's plan works out, and whether
Jack falls for the trap or not, is revealed in the climax.