Synopsis: After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) as his unwitting accomplice. Walter's orphanage -- the only home he's ever known -- also needs funds desperately. Upon overhearing Walter's predicament, Eddie convinces the no-nonsense head nun, Sister Francesca (Malick), that Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church's debts. Eddie's plan: travel from town to town with Walter and enter small, unsanctioned fighting competitions for prize money Sister Francesca dispatches Mary (Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money and gives Eddie a week - and a prayer - to make it happen. During their journey across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans, Walter discovers what life is like outside the orphanage, while Eddie becomes morally conflicted over whether to take all the loot for himself or keep his promi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Michael W. Watkins
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

I'm sorry.

Todd, you realize you can't win

a Tony AWard for this performance.

You're just jealous that I got Dorothy.

Is it that obvious?

Who do you think all those parents

want in their family portrait...

...the next American idol

or a fat schlub like you?

You're right, Todd. If only my voice

was three octaves higher...

...I looked as good as you in a dress,

maybe, just maybe I'll get adopted.

Listen. You better bring your A-game


...because I am not going down in flames

because of you.

Places. Get in front of curtain, please.

So are you excited?

I can barely contain myself.

Oh, come on, Henry.

There's a lot of great families

out there tonight.

You know, it wouldn't hurt you

to try just little bit harder.

Crawling around

on my hands and knees...

...and barking like a dog

isn't trying hard enough?

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

I am Sister Francesca.

I'd like to welcome you all,

on behalf of everyone... the St. Thomas school for boys.

So without further ado, we'd like to present

to you The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Oh, wait, wait, wait. I just remembered.

There's been a slight change

from your programs...

...due to a near paralyzing,

vomit-inducing case of stage fright... the role

of the Good Witch of the North... now being played by Walter Krunk.

Please, just...

...bear with us.

On with the show.

Oh, dear, Toto, where are we?

Oh, dear me, Toto,

what have we done?

She killed the witch.

The wicked old witch.

I most certainly did not. Tell them, Toto.

Tell them again, Toto,

like you mean it this time.

Look, up in the sky, it's-- It's--

A giant cloud?

It's a blimp?

No. It's the Good Witch of the North.

Over here, Good Witch of the North.

Over here.

Under the house.


-You okay?

-This thing's cutting off the circulation.

Get out of the way.

Todd, watch out.

That's it. The eye of the tiger, baby,

eye of the tiger. Yeah?

Now hands up. Hands up, that's it.

Protect the face.

I don't know how you did it,

but you found a killer.

I camped outside the state pen for weeks

till this gem appeared.

-Yeah? What was he in for?

-Parking tickets.

Lots of parking tickets, all right?

Look, the pro-am championship's around

the corner and no one can touch him.

Once I score that 100 grand...

...I will finally be able to stop hustling

in dumps like this.

Oh, yeah?

Well, son, do not bite the hand that feeds.

Sorry, Pop.

Yeah, it's a great gym. Sorry.

All right, hands up.

Well, that's a mighty impressive

bare-knuckle beast you got there, Eddie.

Don't worry about Earl, all right?

He's just feeling a little insecure

now that he's had a good look at you.

Well, actually, Eddie,

I feel more concerned for you.

Now, look, you're already into me

for 25 grand, right?

Do you really think double or nothing

is a wise move?

My guy's a lock, Earl.

Yeah. In fact, I think you' re afraid

that my bare-knuckle beast... gonna destroy your guy today and

at the championships in New Orleans.

You know, you're absolutely right.

Look at me, I'm scared to death.

I'm shaking

in my very expensive shoes.


All right, don't look at him.

Okay, so he's got a little height

and weight advantage on you.

That's okay. That's okay.

Just use your speed.

Stay outside on him, all right?

Watch him. If he gets you in a clinch,

bring your knees up into his rib cage.

All right, Pop.

I don't understand

how you could be upset with Walter.

I mean, especially with all that he does

around here.

I mean, his chores alone

equals six handymen.

And he stepped up and played

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