In the distance the petro-chemical factory belches pioson into the night air and the midnight train screams through on its way to somewhere else. Alongside the track Alex and Vicki are running and nobody is going to catch them now. This is a story about growing up - about dreams, reality and survival. Alex and Vicki are wild girls living life on the edge: setting fire to hedges, smoking dope, hanging out at the old abandoned house. But they share a dream: to get out of this dead end place.
They want to go north to find Alex's mother, and to see if she is still singing in the clubs, maybe she will even let Vicki sing with her. If you look long enough you will see a shooting star. If you wish hard enough it will come true. But the dreams mean different things to each dreamer and soon rifts appear and begin to tear things apart.
The tension soon grows between the two friends and before they discover the truth about each other it's too late to stop. No no one can help them. Parents and teachers are just part of the problem as events move helter skelter to a harrowing climax.
'Winner, Audience Award, 1994 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival'.