Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Fortunato Assante (Leo Gullotta) is a merely adequate professional actor who is down on his luck, and has a hefty loan to repay. Why else would he agree to take a job coaching kids at a reformatory to put on a musical? However, once he gets into the job and discovers the keen intelligence and performing skill of the kids, he begins to take an interest in them. He soon learns about the precarious existence many of them have lived out on the streets, and the desperate acts they have committed simply to survive.