A story about two boys that grow up together in the South Bronx, NY Ghetto. John Rodriguez brought up by parents that grew up in Puerto Rico, and moved to NY to help their son to become successful in the land of opportunity. They were fine upstanding citizens and did everything to enable their son to succeed.
Jay Santana, on the other hand, was brought up by parents, also born in Puerto Rico and decided to move NY in order to live a better lifestyle. His mother was a very religious woman who did the best she could to instill goodness and decency in him. However, he had a father who had a taste for ladies of the night, gambling and drinking. To make matters worse he was abusive to his wife and son.
Both boys became the best of friends and decided to do whatever it takes to seek out opportunities to live a better lifestyle’ John Rodriguez eventually becomes a successful Lawyer. Jay Santana, on the other hand sets out to become involved in all sorts of crime, as he was easily influenced by his peers in the ghetto on how to make money illegally but quickly.