After the death of his parents Jesse Torres leaves his childhood cattle ranch for the Bright Lights of the Big City. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Tom, Jesse finds himself in a squalid neighborhood of drugs, gangs and broken dreams. Tom's become a drug addict and is in deep to the local gangs which strains their friendship. Struggling with his new life, Jesse finds solace in a local girl, Lil' Bit, but as the romance blossoms Jesse finds himself confronted by the neighborhood mobster, Capone (Danny Trejo) who owns her. Now faced with a drug addicted best friend, an angry mobster and his girlfriend's freedom, Jesse must make some hard choices with dangerous consequences.