The movie Pressure is a coming-of-age story about five teenagers growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem New York in the 1980s. It is the beginning of a new generation of kids called the “hip hop” generation, which unfortunately was growing up alongside the crack cocaine epidemic. Lead character, Karon, falls into a deep sleep after his graduation in 1985. Having dreams within dreams takes him into a realistic drama along with his potential future in the 1990’s as a drug selling youth. His fast money attitude serves as the detriment to the community, and his best friends eventually become caught in the crossfire of his illicit activity. In the end, he has only two choices to make — live or die.