A boxer must navigate a path between his newfound fame and his former life.

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Lex 'El Animal' Vargas is a promising Portorican boxer in Queens, but lacks ambition to aim for the big career. That changes after his brother Paulie is accidentally shot dead by a teenager in an amateur hold-up on their late dad's shop, which he now closes to turn professional boxer. His star rises fast, but success brings its own problems, as he he lacks experience to handle professionals and resist the abuse they and his ghetto past entourage make of his generous nature. (...) Written by KGF Vissers

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A winner always knows where he 's going. A champion never forgets where he's from. See more »

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While promoting the film's release, John Leguizamo held a press conference with boxer Fernando Vargas. The two thumb wrestled in front of the crowd. See more »

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Awful.
26 July 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Awful, awful film. The direction (Leguizamo) was choppy, the storyline jumped ALL over the joint, the acting (with the exception of Leguizamo himself) was absolutley horrible, and the fight scenes looked as if they were filmed in slow motion. I think Lequizamo is a fine actor and performer, but this was an absolute disgrace of the film.


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