It begins one night under the great expanse of the George Washington Bridge. Young Javy and his friend Robbie are two adolescents growing up in the predominantly Dominican neighborhood of New York's Washington Heights. The boys have no idea what lies ahead when they bury a trash bag stuffed with drug money under the Bridge. What is set in motion is the story of two brothers, Javy and his older brother Diego, and the thugs who want their money back. A mild-mannered prep cook, older brother and de facto parent, Diego must look danger in the face to protect his small but growing family from a merciless drug kingpin seeking revenge. As fate looms and day becomes night, Diego turns to an old neighborhood friend with shady connections to help him out of this perilous mess. The events of the night ultimately lead him to the decision that will change more lives than just his own.
Touble In The Heights is an engaging dramatic thriller that follows its characters through this distinctively ethnic enclave of Upper Manhattan. It's a neighborhood defined by its people who grew up and grow old together, where black gypsy cabs roam the land, and good or bad is often determined by what side of the street you're on. When push comes to shove in Washington Heights, nothing is stronger than the bonds of family.