Robert Stack hosts this incisive look at Raymond Lee Washington, the founder of the infamous Los Angeles gang the Crips. After the social upheaval of the 1960s, several socially and politically active clubs for young African-Americans sprang up in L.A. Following the dissolution of these groups, Washington created his own group, built on similar ideals; the result was a wave of bloodletting and clashes with rival gangs.
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll.