A roundup of everything gangland - drive by shootings, gang hideouts, harassment by the cops, drugs and guns. Duvall and Penn both do an adequate job but seem a bit lazy in their roles, a relationship of basic father/son conflict between experienced age and arrogant youth.

The whole thing is played against the backdrop of Los Angeles' gangland of the 80s, when everyone was becoming aware how much of a problem drugs and guns were getting. Instead of being Hopper's warning to America of where it was heading, it showed too many young impoverished blacks the future they had to take. A good meeting of talents but a lot more could have been done with it.

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