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
Life Has Pushed Him Into A Corner... And He's Comin' Out Fighting.
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The nick-name for the penitentiary was "The Zoo". See more
In the final fight scene between Mick & Paco, Paco has Mick against the bunk, Mick is standing on the left of screen, while Paco is standing right of screen, and stabs him in his right shoulder. Then the camera cuts suddenly to both Mick and Paco in another fighting position, with Mick now on the right side, and Paco on the left, as if there was a cut in the film. See more
Do you know what goes on in here? Time stands still. On the outside everyone is getting on with their lives; working, making money, getting laid, all that good shit. Aww, look at your bad self. I was into that gang shit for half of my life. It's dumb, fuckin', nowhere shit!
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Don't Go Away
Written by Rahni Harris (uncredited) and Zachary Harris (uncredited)
Performed by Melba Moore
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc. See more