Should I Be Good
A singer helps police arrest a suspect in a drug smuggling syndicate.
The feature film Should I Be Good is based on the actual events of the New Zealand based drug scandal which exploded into the news media with the brutal murder of Martin Johnstone in Britain in the early 1980s. He had already been dubbed 'Mr Asia' by international police who were about to arrest him as suspected head of a world-wide narcotics smuggling syndicate when he was killed.
The code-name passed to Terence Clark, alias Alexander Sinclair, who was jailed the next year for the murder of Johnstone, and was now seen as the true mastermind behind the syndicate. But days before he was to present his own expose of the real powers behind the organisation, Sinclair died in prison.
Police continued to investigate the still hidden syndicate and their activities and a number of journalists maintained their own personal quests to find evidence to identify and convict the key people. They believed not only that the real 'Mr Asia' was alive and well, but that he was otherwsie a thoroughly respectable person.
This film tells the subsequent story of some of the private efforts to pull down the key villain. Central to it is musician Nat Goodman (played by singer/guitarists Harry Lyon) who was arrested on marijuana charges in a 'Mr Asia' sweep-up operation in New Zealand in 1981.
When Nat is released from jail after a three year term, he tries to find his former singing partner, a young eurasian girls called Anne-Marie. But he discovers she is now being used by the new syndicate as as asian courier and is deeply involved in heroin addiction and prositution.
His attempts to free her from the syndicate's control get him back into the world of drugs, murder and intrigue.
Back on the nightclub circuit, Nat meets Vicki Strassbourg, a TV journalist who is preparing a programme to expose corruption in high places.
Together, these three bring about their own kind of justice.