When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.
Set in the East L.A. barrio, the film stars Sean Penn (Mystic River) and Robert Duvall (the Godfather) as very different cops, both in age and temperament, hand-picked for the city's anti-gang campaign. As partners, they daily drive their unmarked car through the warring Los Angeles neighborhoods. Their simple code of endurance: Keep peace in the streets at any price!
Ten years after the release of the seminal "Boyz N the Hood," acclaimed director John Singleton returns to the same inner-city L.A. neighborhood for the story of a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy" facing the commitments of real life.