Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
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. Written by
Joe Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the diner scene, when Pappy Jack gets Tommy to agree to the amateur bout, Tommy alludes to winning the Golden Gloves "back in Bridgeport". Co-star Brian Dennehy was born in Bridgeport, CT. See more »
Obvious fake in place for Cuba Gooding, Jr.; when Jimmy strikes Haines out from the ring. See more »
First, I'd like to say that I don't see too many boxing movies. However, it's somewhat of a big action movie, and I like big action movies. I wasn't even looking for this one. I just happened to be channel surfing, & when I saw this starting on TBS I decided to watch it because it seemed interesting.
Cuba Gooding Jr. played his role very well. Out of all the movies I've seen him in, this was his 2nd best (behind Jerry Maguire.) The rest of the cast also delivered good performances. This film also had good sound and sound editing. To top it all off, the plot was real enjoyable. It doesn't take too long to take-off (I HATE movies that take forever to take-off) and closer to the end it gets real intense. I would easily recommend this movie to anyone who was looking for a good sports movie. =)
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?