Director – James Gray
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city’s subway cars. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors.Willie Gutierrez, Leo’s best friend, is Frank’s bag man. Leo needs a job, so Willie pays him to be his back-up on a sabotage plot. Leo witnesses Willie beat a cop during the sabotage but Leo takes the blame, realising he’s on his own and that Willie will not protect him. Besides his ailing mom and his cousin Erica, to whom can Leo turn?