Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O'Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. When Pug's older brother dies suddenly, he looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle. Pug's story is coupled with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy's life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the US.Written by
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Much more than just a motorcycle story
Blazeaglory-18319 provides a review everyone should consider when it comes to documentary movies.
I would however add the more content or information it does provide is also a consideration. Many documentaries may be one sided or biased which is also a point to consider.
There were some telling statements in that defined some of the issues. When one person said anytime you have 200 to 300 black men riding some people get very fearful. Too true in many communities. It did not help there was an animosity with the police to the point they would break many laws and block the police or even kick police vehicles.
It hinted at the reasons for the social issues and if it had made a clearer statement about that it would be better. It definitely would be better if it offered solutions for the issues. Loved it when I saw some of the elders in the community trying to help the young man to think of things to put his energy in the right direction.
Personally I love to see groups of these riders as long as they are riding responsibly.
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