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 nick-name for the penitentiary was "The Zoo". See more
In a fight scene near the climax, a member of crew (complete with camera). 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?
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