It is 1970. Carlos Alvarado and Johnnie Littletree, known to each other as Knuckles and Geronimo, are a pair of urban outcasts. They can't stay out of trouble for long. A local cop likes to harass them every chance he gets. Under the cloud of the draft and Vietnam, they are about to turn eighteen. The streets have taught them how to survive, but now it's time to choose how to live. The street punks move on in their separate ways, one driven by hate and the other by hope. Sooner or later, they have to collide in a showdown nobody wants.