Crime fighters, Tank Bullock, Smokey Bacon and Mega Bytzzzzz get
caught up in a spate of underwear theft on their own turf.. With
15 seperate washing lines having had under garments pilfered from
them at about the same time, the lads soon realise they probably
have a gang of 'smalls time' fetishists to contend with.. The
lads call in Chief Stottie (via their 'radio dart' communication
device) and he reveals a tip off to where the criminals may be
hiding out.. The haggis factory!
Using the funky stylings of a 70's cop show, The
Datsun Connection was Shane's first short in which he didn't go
it alone, and instead used a number of friends to take on roles..
The film gets it's name from the two Datsun cars featured in the
film.. One car is used by the crime-fighting gang and one is used
as a getaway car by one of the pant fellons in a climactic high
speed car chase.
The Datsun Connection contains the first appearance of a character
that goes by the name of Tank Bullock.. The Tank Bullock in this
film however, is an entirely different character to that which
appears in the Shane's World shorts, "Tank's Top Tips".
Paul Fraser who plays Mega Bytzzzzz later collaborated
with Shane on the scripts for Twentyfour Seven, A Room For Romeo
Brass, and Once Upon a Time In The Midlands.