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It begins with a meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot, where a filmmaker is invited to come to Beaver, Utah to film a talent show. At the show, the man dons black leather, blond wig and performs in drag as Olivia Newton John.
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien 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, who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend. Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he re-works his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself. Written by
The film's DVD sleeve notes claim that the movie "sealed Sean Penn's reputation as the greatest young actor of his generation". See more »
In the final fight scene between Mick & Paco, Paco has Mick against the bunk, Mick is standing on the left of screen, while Paco is standing right of screen, and stabs him in his right shoulder. Then the camera cuts suddenly to both Mick and Paco in another fighting position, with Mick now on the right side, and Paco on the left, as if there was a cut in the film. See more »
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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