A prominent Sydney car dealer, addicted to power and
money, and admired by Australians for defying authority,
goes against a disgraced police officer hell-bent
on bringing down his underworld money-making empire.
This action packed intrigue centers on Parramatta
Road, the real life car dealership mecca in Australia
today. Its hero, Fatty Graden, a prominent Sydney
motor trader who lives high on the hog, is an upbeat,
middle-of-the-road, very charming but ruthless con
man who works admirably to beat the system.
An underdog of sorts, Fatty, as the last of a great
breed, the "Little Aussie Battler," is loved
by Australians for his authority-defying exploits.
To police, he is an underworld figure, a "Person-Of-Interest."
Being at the top of the heap has its price, and, of
course, Fatty has made enemies during his climb. Many
want to bring him down, including a gorgeous siren.
Facing ruin, he and a trusted crew execute a daring
heist. They hijack a thirteen million dollar truck
shipment of Mercedes cars; his inventory no less,
and divert them to a chop-shop in rural Queensland.
The cops get wind of it and close in.
A beautiful woman from his past yearns to redeem him,
to remake him into the great man she believes he is
destined to become. Her gift to him, her desire to
transform him carries penance for her own sins as
well. Secretly he yearns for the beauty and peace
she offers. It has, thus far, eluded him all his life.
But he is not ready to be saved. Only after all his
problems are righted can he consider a new life.
This story of greed, betrayal, murder, and double-dealings
is full of action, with violent encounters between
its heroes and villains. People are easily used for
selfish motives and physical and emotional gratification.
A critical scene, the feeding of the body of a hostile
witness from his murder trial to sharks at sea, a
pun against car salesmen, unites the prologue and
final act. Along the way, a botched attempt on his
life kills his young son in a fiery car explosion,
opening the door to bittersweet revenge, the finale.
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