Eighteen-year-old Ricky "Maverick" Mason is a conflicted and tortured young man dealing with the stress of growing up in the projects. His hard exterior and rough bad-boy image starts to disintegrate as his life begins to violently spiral out of control. From a strung-out, junkie mother, an absent father serving a life sentence in prison, to his rivals constantly getting under his skin, one push too many sends him over the edge and ignites a crazed streak of madness. Not only does Maverick endanger himself and the lives of his friends, but he soon becomes entangled in a tumultuous world he cannot escape. As the pressure rises, he begins to emotionally rot; and, piece by piece his once stable mentality starts to mold and decay.