Cocky and headstrong Johnny Truelove is living the wannabe gangsta's American dream as a drug dealer in the privileged neighbourhoods of LA. For Johnny and his crew their existence is a heady blur of partying and looking for the next thrill. When raging hothead Jake fails to come up with money he owes Johnny, the situation escalates into a battle for dominance between the two and results in an ill-fated event with irreparable circumstances for all involved. For Johnny, the line between playing a gangsta and becoming one soon blurs, with very real consequences for everyone involved... Inspired by actual events, Alpha Dog bites hard and doesn't let go!