• Publication date: March 23, 2009

Prison was bad� The Streets of LA Are Worse

Released from prison on his 21st birthday, Antonio (Mario Lopez) pays a visit to his older brother, Horatio (Mark Espinoza), an uptight attorney embarrassed by his Latino heritage. The brothers are connected by their work for crime boss Armando De La Rosa (Efrain Figueroa), for whom Horatio provides "consulting" services and Antonio collects debts.

Released from prison on his 21st birthday, Antonio (Mario Lopez) pays a visit to his older brother, Horatio (Mark Espinoza), an uptight attorney embarrassed by his Latino heritage. The brothers are connected by their work for crime boss Armando De La Rosa (Efrain Figueroa), for whom Horatio provides "consulting" services and Antonio collects debts.

When De la Rosa enlists Antonio to bully the proprietor of a youth shelter off his property to make way for a casino, the young man must decide whether money or principles are more important.

Antonio changes his priorities, thanks in no small part to his friendship with the proprietor (Richard Lynch) and his burgeoning relationship with the old man's granddaughter (Elizabeth Bogush). Together, Antonio and Horatio try to bring an end to De La Rosa's megalomaniacal reign over the neighborhood.

Rated R for language and some violence

Running time: 94 mins