12 O'Clock Boys

Synopsis: Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O'Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. When Pug's older brother dies suddenly, he looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle. Pug's story is coupled with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy's life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the US.
Director(s): Lotfy Nathan
Actors: Coco, Pug, Steven
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
68
TV-MA
Year:
2013
76 min
744 Views


I wanna know what we're

doin' about these little scumbags...

on these dirt bikes

in our downtown.

I want to know. If anyone out

there has seen this, please call.

I mean, these kids are just little

bastards. These aren't, like, nice kids.

And the problem is...

I'm gonna throw it out there...

'Cause they're African-American.

Nobody wants to say it because

nobody wants to take action.

'Cause you got young black

kids... They're misbehaving.

They're riding on the sidewalks

all up and down Pratt Street.

Fifteen, 20, 30.

Vroom, vroom. Everywhere.

And we don't do

anything about it.

You gotta do something.

You gotta do something.

I don't care if they get hurt. Frankly,

I don't care if one of them dies.

Here, done.

Oh, he...

He on the bike.

Right, I know.

Hey, yo. Keep watchin' out

right there, yo.

- I do the same thing. I hate when

I do that. - Yeah, I keep doin' it.

Like I get...

F***, yeah.

She be chokin' up, like...

Come on! Hop in!

Hop in, 'cause they...

They call

'em the 12 O'Clock Boys...

because they drop the bike

straight back.

Like the hands on the clock.

If you get to 12 o'clock,

you the sh*t.

You know you in the pack.

That's when you can

really shine.

It's a dangerous and illegal Baltimore

tradition... dirt bikes on city streets.

Weaving through traffic,

20 people riding through Baltimore city...

...YouTube sensations

post their renegade riding online.

Police have a

no-chase policy to prevent accidents,

outraged at the recklessness... - A 6-year-old boy is in the hospital...

...claims to

show city cops chasing dirt bikers.

...on the

street, but defend their right...

The dirt bikers are so worried

about being nabbed by the police,

so they're taking

even more chances.

We're not out

there trying to terrorize anybody.

'Bout to go get some gas

for the bike.

Pullin' out. See the police down

there, probably waitin' for me.

Shut up!

The boy comin' up with the

dirt bike. He comin' up wheelie'n'.

Hittin' it down. Goin' straight.

He smacked the police car.

Next thing you know,

got his bike.

Hell. He didn't even have

no papers either.

Right. Ain't had no

papers on his bike. Papers.

Now, how did you run into a

police car when you got brakes?

I know. People just

be geekin' these days.

Maybe that's it now, sucker.

I'll still go on.

Some people fall and hop off

their bike and takin' an out.

But if I fall, I'm gonna

still hop back on my bike.

No matter if I fall and break my thumb...

anything. I'm hoppin' back on this bike.

Sunday, we ride with the pack...

wheelies gang.

I don't even care.

I'm ridin' down there.

Have you

ever done it before? No.

It's our tradition, our culture.

This is what we do.

Can't nobody take it from us.

This is our release.

Baltimore City, Sunday!

Swept through the crowd,

so f*** the police.

Any of y'all gonna try to

stop us. This is our sh*t!

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

Bravo! Bravo!

I definitely don't wanna ride down this

b*tch with this bike on the truck...

with the police down here.

Another police right there.

Just sit back, look casual.

I'm tryin'.

Go, go!

Hurry up! Hurry up!

You may wanna...

Good.

I'm tellin' you what's goin' on.

You keep tellin' me some other sh*t.

I'm tellin' you what's what.

We just intercepted my man. His bike broke

down at the park. Police ran right up on him.

Scony pulled in front of him

to tow him.

He grabbed right on to the back of

the grab bar, and they got outta there.

I got his bike in the back

of the truck now.

And a f***in' bird is on us,

watchin' us now.

I don't ride on the street no more like

that, so I play the supportive role.

Police must be down here chasin'

him.

See the police

over there? Yeah.

Coverin', watchin' them

at the gas station? Yeah.

Watch it. Watch it, guys.

See that sh*t?

That's Shahib he chasin', man. He

chasin' Shahib 'cause he got a girl.

Gettin' it. Gettin' it.

Gettin' it.

Gettin' it! Gettin' it!

Get it! Get it!

Now you see how... I'm tryin' to

school these young niggas on the back.

I tell 'em,

"You gotta be relaxed. "

If you panic, that would have

been his ass. He'd have fell.

The police would have

laughed at him,

and left while he was

all on the ground all f***ed up.

All right, I'm on my way up there,

'cause I'm at your house now...

with these niggas' bike on the back

of the truck... I'm on my way up there.

Right. I know. The chopper

keep following me now.

I'm gonna get this bike

the f*** off my f***in' truck.

Sittin' ducks right now.

Kai, many of you who drive on city

streets have seen these dirt bikes before,

but it is difficult for police

to enforce the law.

...see cops chasing dirt bikes,

but police say their policy

is not to chase.

Baltimore police are not allowed to chase

dirt-bike riders because it's too dangerous.

Instead they use police

helicopters to track the bikers.

They f*** my kids.

Well, let's f*** them. So we...

She ain't

leavin' off this block, b*tch.

It's gonna be a bad fuss with this

motherf***er, 'cause they my motherfuckin' kids.

She out of order, gonna

f***in' try to run the kid off...

B*tch gonna run her mouth.

She don't know who in the car.

- B*tch, you don't know where you at!

- Here we go.

Come on and do that, Mom!

This b*tch right here

is not leavin'.

I'm tellin' her, don't hit the girl's

head. Just mark the face, b*tch.

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