Bob Hoskins in his breakout role was very good. He gives an indication of the the intense performances to come. Although made in the 1980's, film has a 70's or late 60's feel to it. The story was a bit convoluted and not really explained until the end of the movie and even then, it didn't make a whole lot of sense. Check out young Pierce Brosnan as an IRA hitman. I think the original title of The Paddy Factor would have been more appropriate.