The Underdogs begins at night in a small hut in the small town of Limon near the Sierras, northwest of Mexico City. On this night, soldiers from the Mexican army stumble drunkenly into town and Demetrio Macias must leave his wife and child and flee into the dry, rocky canyon where he soon meets up with his friends, who have sworn their allegiance to each other and their hatred of Huerta’s military. Demetrio and his men harass the government soldiers, hiding in cliffs and acting as snipers. After a major confrontation in which many government soldiers are killed, Demetrio takes a bullet in the leg; his men fashion a stretcher and carry him away. After the soldiers retreat, the rebels...
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