The creators wanted to make a 1970’ies style film noir set in the 1970’ies. This worked out well for quite a bit.
John Travolta is the old, yet cool, private investigator Carson Philips. While he prefers to remain in L.A., he is sent for a job in his home-town in Texas, a town that he had left two decades before.
Travolta is also the voice-over, there are the typical introduction titles, way of filming, “femmes fatale” and silly, but good humour. Philips works himself into a web controlled by “Doc” (Morgan Freeman) and everybody seems to know Philip’s every move.
Of course the plots shifts a few times and Philips continues his investigations against all odds and prevails at the end.
The first three quarters are quite good, the ending is just fine.