A large contingency of the bad dudes laundered cash-stash has gone over the cliff side near the beach (bloody mulholland) and to cut a long story short, the movie is about said bad guy putting up a considerable struggle to gain the now-nursed-by-clooney/cops booty (thug-money).
This movie is unique (and also funny) because it hosts an entourage of male actors doing it macho-male in try-hard drama style - *whilst at the same time portraying them as these uber-cool-and-cleaned-up- undercover-cop-bikers.
Having said that, there were solemn and hard-hitting moments centered around the despair and reality of drug addiction (with what the addict is trying to avoid dealing with etc.) There seems to be some focus on rebellious teenagers acting out with dangerous behavior and these cool wise-guy cops are there to the rescue.
You just can't beat a 'jock-messiah-of-hope'.
This movie also has some excellent action, stunt scenes, as well as guitar-playing and humor.
Clooney is the ex-rebel setting emotional boundaries on the table for his 'off-the-rails' old-flame and putting his hand into the pit for her (as a still-junkie ex-girlfriend - how absolutely thrillingly romantic!)
On reflection, I wonder if the whole idea of the producers was that Clooney's tough-rebel image was only supposed to be his disguise as an undercover police officer, but it is not.
He is represented as the real-made authentic ex-rebel now-benevolent biker-dude, and the point to which they went to portray this smoothness is just hilarious and makes for entertaining viewing.
Its a very cool movie you just need to know how to look at it in order for it to be entertaining.