It's been a bad day for Driver (Mel Gibson) and it's not getting any better. He just made a big haul of millions that would give him a nice summer vacation on easy street. A good idea that went south - literally. During a high-speed car chase, with a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver flips his car smashing through the border wall, tumbling violently, coming to a stop... in Mexico. Apprehended by the Mexican authorities, he is sent to a hard-core prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of "El Pueblito", the worst prison in all of Mexico. Not an easy place for an outsider such as Driver to survive, unless it's with the help of someone who knows the ropes - a 10 year old kid.