Directed by Julien Temple(great rock and roll swindle)This film follows the release from prison of Butch(mickey Rourke).after serving 8 years for keeping his mouth shut over a hold up,returns to Brooklyn to be with his family and best mate lester(great actor john enos).
while away inside butchs drug problem has got worse and prison has really destroyed him.A prison gang rival who butch blinded in one eye named Tank(played fantastic by Tupac Shakur)has taken over butchs hood,so first thing butch does is rob one of Tanks dealers.
This film is fantastic great performances from all including a young adrien brody(the piano player).
It shows really how bad drugs can take hold and give you no way out,that revenge will come back for you from people you ripped off or killed,
for low level street gangs this is the film to see.its up there with carlitos way and scarface,
this film went straight to video and dvd after poor marketing so its a real gem to find,shame it never got a good release budget,but this film has a growing following.