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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There's Only One Person Left Who Believes Mick O'Brien Can Make It... Mick O'Brien. See more »

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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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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 »

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Obvious mannequin that Mick hits into when crashing the car. See more »

Quotes

Mick O'Brien: I'm sorry about your little brother, Moreno.
Paco Moreno: Oh, you really break my heart, you know that? I'm sorry about your old lady. I'm sorry I didn't get to finish the job.
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Referenced in 30 for 30: Bad Boys (2014) See more »

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Give Me Your Love
Performed by Peabo Bryson
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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American version of Scum
5 March 2003 | by (Manchester,England) – See all my reviews

I loved this film it was excellent, it had a good cast, good story, good performances and you could really understand the characters. This film is very similar to Scum but although both are very gritty I think this film is a little better. Sean Penn is good in every film he has starred in but this film is what made him a creditable actor. If you want to watch a film with a good powerful story then I recommend this and I thought the ending was pretty good if a little predictable.


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