A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.
While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.
I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.