"La Por" tells the story of Manuel, a boy of sixteen who never talks to anyone about what happens in your family. He never talks about that, in the morning, when his father gets up, he is already awake. He never talks about the bruises that has his mother in different parts of the body. Neither speaks of fear that he, his mother and his little sister feel when they are at home with their father. So Manuel likes to go to high school, because while there is not at home. Today the professor explains what genetic heredity is and Manuel can not stop thinking about it all day: Will I be like my father? Then Manuel makes a decision: find work to get out the hell in which his mother and sister live, but that would involve separating from his girlfriend, leave the school basketball team and and join the night high school. It is the most important decision you will ever take. It is an adult decision.
A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.
A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago.