Inspired by the actual police riots on Hollywood's Sunset Strip, at one time a hangout for hippie youths bearing protest signs. Ray is a police captain caught between businesses operating on the Strip who don't like the punks hanging out, and his belief in allowing the kids their rights.
But when his daughter, Farmer, gets involved with an unruly bunch, his attitude starts to change. Farmer, whom he hadn't seen for four years because his alcoholic wife took her away, has returned to Los Angeles, and she hooks up with Rooney and friends to avoid her mother's dreary household. One
night when the kids are bored with the happenings at Pandora's Box, they break into an ...