It's Sydney, 1959 and Billy Glasheen, lurk merchant and low life, can't take a trick.
The past has caught up with him in the form of Fred Slaney, Sydney's meanest, crookedest cop, who wants ten thousand pounds to keep the peace.
Billy is given a simple choice: pay up in six months or take an early retirement, six feet down, looking at the sky.
But making fast money can be slow work, and it's not just Slaney who's on his back. Billy grows increasingly desperate. Should he run? Should he hide? Or sneak down to Chinatown for another pipe?
'Amaze Your Friends' is a wild and funny trip through the underside of Sydney at the turn of a decade - a world of bodgies and beatniks, reefer smoking and pill popping.