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

Nobody's asking you to win!

Just get into the goddamn

ring with him!

You run out on this, keep on running.

Horn's gonna be chomping on your ass.

Same to you, dick-breath.

F*ck you too!

Excuse me. Let me ask you something.

Can I join you?

It's a free country.

Would that were true, kid.

Would that were true.

The name is Jack. Pappy Jack.

And I can be the best goddamn pappy

you ever had.

I already got one.

Yeah. You threw

a hell of a punch out there.

Tell me. You fight? Box?

Golden Gloves. Over in Bridgeport.

Did you win?

Yeah. It was like five, six bouts.

You want something else?

Apple pie?

- Oh, no. Maybe later.

- How about you?

A little privacy, please.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

We have these amateur bouts

every Friday night.

Some smokers, nothing special...

...but there's a lot

of bucks involved.

You fight a few rounds,

I'll make it worth your while.

How much?

Oh, now we're talking.

Now we're doing business.

Seven hundred and fifty bucks.

You'd pay me $750

to fight tomorrow night?

What is there, a fucking echo in here?

Who do I fight?

A guy named Black Death.

But don't worry.

He's not a fatal disease in any way.

You got the antidote.

There's a lot of tough kids

around here.

You have the right...


Lost my white kid.

My back's on the wall.

- No, thanks.

- No, thanks?

How many dishes do you

have to wash for 750 bucks?

- About 30,528.

- Thirty thousand five...

So what are you, an idiot?

I need 1250 bucks.

You negotiating with me?

That's what I need

to clear up a few debts.

I don't wanna hear any stories.

Do you wanna fight or don't you?

Don't get a hard-on! Are we

negotiating or aren't we?

I like you.

I like the way you handle yourself.

We're gonna do it your way.

Twelve hundred and fifty bucks.

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Lyle Kessler

Lyle Kessler is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor, best known internationally for Orphans, the play he wrote in 1983. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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