Ben Kinnear (Mick Molloy) and his colleague Mike Paddock (Bob Franklin) are undercover detectives with the Police Force’s elite Zero Tolerance Unit. When a series of freak accidents involving a dead magistrate and a house fire occur, Ben and Mike are relegated to uniform duties. Furthermore, they are disgraced publicly by front page articles by Ben’s ex-squeeze Julie Bale (Judith Lucy), who was also once a cop, but now is a reporter with a taste for revenge. But when Ben discovers a strange link between the events and a shady casino boss he and Mike have been investigating, they decide they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption that is rife among their colleagues, headed by Inspector Ted Pratt (Bill Hunter).
 

3.5
The film starts off superbly but what follows is a pretty familiar plot.

Ben Kinnear, Mick Molloy, and Mike Paddock, Bob Franklin, are members of the Victorian police\'s elite Zero Tolerance Unit. When they make the mistake of pumping 12 bullets into the corpse of a respected magistrate, they find themselves back on the beat; but there\'s a mystery about how the magistrate really died, and the lads are determined to solve it. The trail leads to a tangled web of police and political corruption, and plenty of danger for the boys and their ally, Northey, Alan Brough, who works in the computer section of the police department. Not always an ally is ex-cop, now newspaperwoman, Julie Bale, Judith Lucy.

Tony Martin\'s comedy-thriller starts off with a superbly directed sequence in which the car containing the body of an apparent suicide rolls down a hill and into a shopping mall, colliding with a showcase vehicle and catapulting the corpse into a water feature. Nothing that follows is quite as funny as this, though Mick Molloy and Bob Franklin are very engaging comedians and manage to produce laughs out of the thinnest material thanks to their sheer comic timing. There\'s distinguished support from actors like Alan Brough, Marshall Napier, Robyn Nevin, Steven Vidler and Shaun Micallef as the Victorian Premier; Bill Hunter is getting a bit type-cast in the role of the foul-mouthed senior cop. The trouble with Martin\'s screenplay is that it\'s a bit too plot-driven and that the plot is a pretty familiar one; more laughs were really needed to balance the thriller with the comedy. Still, this is a likeable film, and a well-made one.

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