THE YOUNG AMERICANS, a slick, vibrant British crime picture with considerable youth appeal, unfortunately failed to pick up a US distributor and went straight to video in this country.
Harvey Keitel is John Harris, a pragmatic American DEA agent loaned out to Scotland Yard to investigate disturbing trends in the London underworld. A venerable East End gangster has been assassinated by teenagers, and cheap heroin is suddenly flooding the city, especially the rave clubs that
serve as a meeting place for a new breed of multi-racial gang thugs. A rivalry immediately develops between Harris and the straight-arrow British cop Edward Foster (Iain Glen). Harris learns...