In the first of several gripping set pieces, the cops monitor the meeting between Hon and his Thai contact (Chaucharew Wichai), with Chan secretly sending Morse-code messages to Wong while Lau passes info back to Hon that he has a stoolie
in his midst.
His biggest stab at movies, The Stoolie
, sank without trace.
on the inside tells us that even that audience thought Tyson's actions were criminal.
Kagarlitsky's particular image is borrowed from the Soviet writer David Granin's embodiment of "talent" in Pushkin and "mediocrity" in his contemporary Faddei Bulgarin, a journalist cum police stoolie
Caught between the men is putative stoolie
Canary Jim (a physically miscast, if commendably agile, Lynch), who will do little to risk his imminent parole.
Teamsters president Jackie Presser, perhaps taking his cue from Ronald Reagan's stoolie
days in Hollywood, signed on in the early 1970s as an F.