Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Assembled by award-winning documentarian Jon Alpert, Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story is primarily a "biography" of the notorious New York gang's ex-leader, Antonio "King Tone" Fernandez. Under house arrest at the time of filming, Fernandez insists that he has experienced an epiphany, and that upon his release he intends to transform his gang into a peace-loving, community activist group. His words are contrasted with the violent activities of the Latin Kings during the final years of the 20th century, as captured on police surveillance tapes. Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story was originally telecast as part of HBO's America Undercover anthology.