Noir I is four stories: "The Gold Cricket", "The Bastard", "Cine City", and "Killer Jazz".
"The Gold Cricket"
Detective Joanne Leslie has a fondness for the finer things in life, including the best cocaine money can buy. Unfortunately, her lifestyle and a detective's salary don't comfortably coexist. Drug dealer Cheesy Johnston wants his money, cash he needs to replace the $5,000 he's paying Jake Klein to get him out of the country. What Cheesy doesn't know is Klein is a bounty hunter tasked with bringing him in for trial.
A Russian gangster's wife kidnaps her estranged husband's illegitimate son and murders the Yakuza-affiliated mother in order to protect her own daughter's birthright as sole heir to her husband's substantial legal and illegal business empires. As an adult, the bastard son surreptitiously reappears to reclaim his share of his father's fortune.
A-list actor Bobby Richards hires a second-rate film producer with a gambling problem to make an art film that's guaranteed to lose money. Richards signs over his rights to the film to his wife in a spiteful attempt to make sure she doesn't get a dime out of their nasty divorce battle, but things don't work out exactly as planned.
Maurice Delbourne, the jazz musician son of a legendary reggae star and political activist, is targeted for death in LA. Rival Jamaican gangs each backing opposing political parties fear Delbourne might be a populist political option. Can Delbourne's friend and a beautiful waitress stop the gangster's plan, or will Delbourne end up like his father dead on stage in front of his fans?