A brutal but absorbing crime tale, THE LINEUP stars character actor Wallach as a killer-for-hire working for the mob. Three packets of heroin are smuggled into San Francisco and it's Wallach's job to recover them from the unsuspecting travelers they have been planted on. He is accompanied
by Keith, a strange criminal associate obsessed with writing down the last words of Wallach's victims. A seaman who realizes what he has been given is killed by Wallach and so too is the servant of a couple who have been given the second packet. The third shipment is contained inside a Japanese
doll owned by a little girl. Wallach befriends her mother and discovers that the child ...