In the multicultural northern suburbs of Melbourne in 1989, a Greek-Australian petty drug dealer disappears, presumed killed. His cousin, Epi, who works security and has ambitions to become a private investigator, is determined to find out what happened to Harry. His Greek family want to know: Is Harry really dead? Epi enlists the aid of Carol, his policewoman girl-friend, and goes about the task of behaving like he imagines a private investigator should behave to solve a crime. Asking questions, following clues, belting people and getting belted, and even finding time to take Carol out to dinner at Melbourne's finest Greek restaurant. Despite fending off his ex-wife, having his son for a weekend visit and dealing with sarcasm from all sides, Epi actually manages to advance the investigation and discover the terrible truth about Harry.