In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts. Willie Gutierrez, Leo's best friend, is Frank's bag man and heads a crew of midnight saboteurs who ruin the work of the Puerto Rican-owned firm. Leo needs a job, so Willie pays him to be his back-up. Then things go badly wrong one night, a cop IDs Leo, and everyone now wants him out of the picture. Besides his ailing mom and his cousin Erica, to whom can Leo turn?
Joaquin Phoenix....Willie Gutierrez
Charlize Theron....Erica Soltz
James Caan....Frank Olchin
Ellen Burstyn....Val Handler
Faye Dunaway....Kitty Olchin
Steve Lawrence....Arthur Mydanick
Andy Davoli....Raymond Price (as Andrew Davoli)
Tony Musante....Seymour Korman
Victor Argo....Paul Lazarides
Tomas Milian....Manuel Sequiera
Robert Montano....Hector Gallardo
Victor Arnold....Albert Granada
Chad Aaron....Bernard Soltz
Louis Guss....Nathan Grodner
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