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Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

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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 watzdabigdeal

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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$9,200,000 (USA)
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Debut feature film of actors Jason Gedrick (uncredited), Clancy Brown, Alan Ruck and actress Ally Sheedy. See more »

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When Horowitz is going to solitary, his lips do not match what he's saying. See more »

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Horowitz: That's Lofgren. They call him Viking. I call him shit for brains.
Viking Lofgren: Shut your fucking mouth, Horowitz.
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References Halloween II (1981) See more »

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Give Me Your Love
Written by Peabo Bryson (uncredited)
Performed by Peabo Bryson
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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Great Film with some heart-wrenching acting
11 January 1999 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

This film has to be one of the best youth crime dramas around. Sean Penn delivers a strong performance as a troubled youth, without the will but the courage to change his ways. Ally Sheedy also delivers a strong performance as the sole light in Penn's insane lifestyle. Esai Morales delivers a strong performance as a youth who has takes the wrong roads in life. Buckle up, and get ready for an emotional ride by some talented actors/writers/director in this movie.


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