Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien (Sean Penn) has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend (Ally Sheedy). Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he reworks his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself. Written by
In their world, if you're 17 and still alive you're a survivor [Video Australia]
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The passage written on the board in the classroom is from Jack London's 'Call of the Wild'. Presumably, this is also the novel O'Brien and Horowitz read and discuss while sitting in their room during a later scene. See more
In the scene where Paco's mother is packing her dead son's belongings away, Paco says to his mother "I have to do it!" It comes up as the same words on the screen twice. But when he says it the second time, he says something different in the language he is speaking. See more
The only reason you're here is because there is no room for you anywhere else.
Well, why don't you get me a room at the Holiday Inn?
Why don't you wise up?
Referenced in Huo shao dao
Give Me Your Love
Written by Peabo Bryson
Performed by Peabo Bryson
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