In the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles, an unemployed divorced mother fears for the future of her three surviving children.
Tina Lifford as Joan Mosely, a single mother struggling to make ends meet
Larenz Tate as Andre Mosely, Joan's easy-going 16-year-old son
Tasha Scott as Tasha Mosely, Joan's bright and outspoken 13-year-old daughter
Keith Mbulo as Deion Mosely, a five-year-old foster child taken in by the Moseleys; was born addicted to crack and does not speak
Paula Kelly as Sweets, Joan's best friend and confidante
Lamont Bentley as Rashad, Andre's best friend