Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno'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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Rick Rosenthal: Uncredited, as a judge. See more »

Goofs

When Horowitz puts the "acid" on the fence, he only puts it on one side. When they escape, they kick out both sides of the fence. See more »

Quotes

Mick O'Brien: Hey. What are the odds on me now, Perretti?
Perretti: Three to two... against you. Nothing personal.
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Night Owls
Performed by The Little River Band (as Little River Band)
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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Intense view into crazy youths
16 January 2007 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film shows a world that most people will never ever see. It blasts you into this intense, horrible, psychological nightmare. Thinking of what it would be like to be a part of this facility creeps me out.

The acting is top class and there are loads of familiar face that make you laugh when you think of them in recent films ha ha.

I don't want to give anything away but if you like harsh movie you will love this one! things like KIDS, Doom Generation, Thirteen etc Great movie 10 out of 10.

This film had made me want to watch more of the directors works. If this is his standard then im sure i will not be disappointed.

Lloyd Alexander


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