This exploitative morality tale, set in the '70s, manages to squander an excellent cast -- including John Leguizamo, Marisa Tomei, Adrian Pasdar and Michael Rapaport -- a bopping soundtrack and some gritty New York locations. East Harlem white kids Mick (Michael Raynor)
and Lex (Nick Chinlund), the sons of alcoholic nympho Doreen (Cathy Moriarty, doing her best Gena Rowlands) and an absentee dad, are left to raise themselves on the rough-and-tumble streets. A fateful late-night run-in with an abusive undercover cop leaves younger brother Mick traumatized and Lex
in a juvenile detention center; when Lex comes home, everything has changed. Mick -- bizarrely enough --...