Joseph, a Mexican-American teenager, is attacked by bigots who he kills in self-defense. Out of fear he flees to the home of Lolly, an isolated classmate from a religious family. The two lonely teens form an unusual bond as they try to save Joseph from being punished by the town's law. A well-written story with excellent acting from newcomers Bettis and Spain as the teens.
Description by Vanguard International Cinema:
Joseph, an 18 yr. old Mexican-American high school senior, is brutally attacked by two locals who represent the bigotry and ignorance of a predominantly white, middle class town in California. In his rage, Joseph murders his attackers and is shot in the process. Scared, wounded, and alone, he breaks into what he thinks is an empty house only to find classmateLolly who fears the worst from the intruder.