Life in the ghetto can be much like a dog pit- brutal, short and pointless. Donte, a conflicted black teenager seems to be headed for the Pit. A year after his brother's murder, Donte has revenge on his mind. His target is a vicious gang of Dominican thugs who are notorious for running the local dog fighting pits, led by the psychotic Angel. Realizing he needs help in order to exact his revenge, Donte enlists the help of Jojo, a professional killer with little for a conscience. As things spin out of control, Donte is torn between wanting to start over clean and his obligation to avenge his brother's death. Ultimately, his decision is made at the last moment when he descends into the belly of the beast and fends off against Angel at the dog pits.