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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Did You Know?
To prepare for the movie, Rick Rosenthal
and Sean Penn
went out riding with the Chicago Police Dept. Gang Squad Unit. On the second night, Penn was mistaken for a real criminal and was assaulted by one of the officers. 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
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Run To Her
Written by Jack Keller
(uncredited) and Gerry Goffin
Performed by Jennifer Warnes
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