Synopsis by Mark Deming
A young man looks outside the law with disastrous results in this hard-hitting drama about a teenager trying to escape life in the ghetto. Samson (Steve Liberman) has had a woefully inadequate childhood growing up in a crime-ridden inner-city neighborhood. While he's bright, he's also short-sighted and thinks petty crime is an easy route out of the ghetto. Samson ends up behind bars after taking part in a drive-by shooting, but he escapes with a group of friends, only to fall under the sway of a drug dealer who offers him protection in exchange for running crack cocaine. But when a delivery goes haywire, and he loses 100,000 dollars worth of drugs, his protector becomes his arch-enemy, and Samson has nowhere left to turn. Dead Punkz also stars David Winston and Francine Lapensee.