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
There's Only One Person Left Who Believes Mick O'Brien Can Make It... Mick O'Brien.
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Did You Know?
To prepare for his lead role as Mick O'Brien, actor Sean Penn
let his hair grow long, had a tattoo inked on his arm, dressed in street gang garb, went on night patrol with the Chicago Police Gang Crimes Unit and almost got himself arrested at one point whilst doing all this. See more
In the final fight between O'Brien and Moreno, a secondary camera man and crew member are seen completely in frame amongst the inmates. See more
Two carts for me and two carts for Horowitz... for free.
Referenced in Island of Fire
Performed by Ashford & Simpson
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc. See more