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. (...)
A winner always knows where he 's going. A champion never forgets where he's from.
See more »
Did You Know?
All of the boxing scenes were shot in one day because the budget was too low to rent out Madison Square Garden for more than one day. See more