The protagonist of the action-packed film "All the Old Knives" is a charismatic middle-aged man named Henry, who has a difficult past behind him. Previously, he worked in a secret institution and did an excellent job with his official duties. For many years, his faithful companion and indispensable assistant was the attractive beauty Celia. She always supported his difficult decisions and covered in case of danger. Young people were not only excellent partners, but also lovers. They were in a romantic relationship and naively believed that they could combine work with personal life if they wanted to.
Due to circumstances, Henry had to part with Celia. They stopped cooperating. For a long time their paths did not cross. After many years of separation, the former partners meet again. It takes place on the territory of the Californian city of Carmel. The ex-lovers agree to meet at a small restaurant located on the Pacific coast. They order a delicious dinner and start a leisurely conversation. The guys do not realize that everyone would be given an order to deal with his interlocutor.