Synopsis: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ghettos. While being exploited by a boxing promoter the two teens become friends. An explosive ending puts the two friends in the ring against each other in a fight for survival.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Rowdy Herrington
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

We had to cop the forwarding

address off the postman.


It's last week's, due yesterday.

And this week's installment.

Due today.

You be sure and show pops my message.

I'll show him.

- Hi.

- Hey.

What are you doing here?

Could I get a cup of coffee?

Don't bullshit me about Murphy's Law.

If I run into Murphy,

I'll kick him in the balls.

Detached retina.

What am I, an eye doctor?

He's ducking the fight.

That's what he's doing.

I'll come right over.

I'll see it for myself. Right.

Let's go.


I don't know why someone would live

somewheres else, then move here.

Neither do I, but it does happen.

No food?

I'm a little short.

I'll just take the coffee.

You're not interested in a job,

are you?

Yeah, I could use one.

Well, it's not much.

It's the dishwasher.

He didn't show up.

I'm not proud.

I'll ask my mom.

That's free. Next dish will cost you

a buck and a half.

- Glasses, 75. Cups are a dollar.

- Yes, ma'am.

You can empty the garbage now.

Take a five-minute break.

Went outside.

Goddamn, man! Ain't he cute?

He's beautiful, man.

Throw a couple of earrings

on his ear...

...bits of rouge on the cheeks...

...he'll have the white boys

chasing after him.

- I got no quarrel with you.

- I'm sure you don't.

You lose your dress?

Come on. Let's have it.

My brother's 5 years old.

He doesn't fall for this jack!

Come on. Taste the real.

- What the f*ck is going on?

- He hurt my boys.

You're fighting.

What if you get hurt?

- No way he's gonna hurt me.

- Mr. Horn has got money bet on you.

He finds out you're street fighting,

you're off the circuit.

Look. Shortcut fighting, Mr. Jack.

You see, that's what I do, boy.

I fight.

This ain't over, punk!


How come I haven't seen you

around here before?

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Lyle Kessler

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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