An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his... See full summary »
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Francis Barrett is one Olympian I will look forward to watching in Sydney next year. This look at his career and journey from a trailer park community in the hills of Galway to carrying the Irish flag at the Atlanta games was enjoyable mainly to the unpretentious charisma of Barrett. You genuinely root for him to succeed as he never forgets his family, friends and where he came from. Shame on his countrymen who look down at him and his community.
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