Sam Kelly, a black detective, works with an easy familiarity around New York City's upper West Side -- an area full of punks and drunks and junkies and prossies -- shortly after a woman is found in a hotel room, so is his closest friend, stabbed in the back. The most curious fact of the case is the possession, by the deceased, of a Mexican magpie similar to that of the local Madam Bobble. . . . Location Shots' cardinal virtue resides in its title -- a kind of grotty urban verite.