Like his father and grandfather before
him, 14-year-old TomÃ¡s Torres dreams of catching a great shark in
the Sea of Cortez -- and he will catch it, although there
are other things he should be thinking about. With an education,
her could someday become a marine biologist. TomÃ¡s's family want
him to stay in school. But TomÃ¡s knows he will be more help to
them if he leaves school now to become a fisherman.
Should he drop out?
The choice is TomÃ¡s alone -- a difficult one for a boy just
becoming a man. It is only underwear, in a confrontation with the
fisherman's greatest prize and worst enemy, that TomÃ¡s finds the
strength to make his decision.