Jairo is a teenager living in a marginal world, in a neighborhood full of drugs and assaults. Tired of poverty and his family hell, he is forced to resort to violence. He thinks his only way out of misery through the world of crime, so he decides to participate in an assault to get money with which to regain their dignity.
The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda.