From executive producer Tony Bill (THE STING, TAXI DRIVER) comes a gritty and groundbreaking look at Los Angeles gang life in the city's Mexican-American barrios, a powerful forerunner to such later movies as COLORS and MENACE II SOCIETY. Raymond Avila (Richard Yniguez) is an ex-gang member trying to build a future. Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals challenge Chuco's gang and ignite a neighborhood war.
Richard Yniguez plays the lead with an attractive authority. -- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES