Some friends are closer than brothers, for Raymo, Alfonso and Danny that's all they know. Growing up in an L.A. barrio (neighborhood) is a daily struggle for survival all on its own. But life on the streets will soon make all three of the boy's realize, there are consequences that follow with the choices we make. The story also revolves around "Big Joe" a cholo (mexican gangster) ex-con just released from prison, and returning home once again. But this time with two strikes on his record and a third one will send Big Joe back to prison for life.