A young boxer is taken under the wing of a mob boss after his mother dies and his father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.
|Release Date||:||May 20, 2016|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Alec Baldwin, Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover, Annabella Sciorra, Joe D'Onofrio, Louis Lombardi, Manny Pérez, Paul Borghese, Patricia Stark, Jimmy Palumbo, Maria May, Morgan Hammel, Regina Hardy, Roy Jones Jr., Shirville Jarvis, LoDeon, Keith Mackler, Michela Pantano, William DeMeo, Mike Tyson|
|Plot Keywords||:||mafia boss, boxing|
A young man grows up In a mob controlled neighbourhood in Brooklyn. Being half Italian and half Puerto Rican he faces constant challenges. His father is a drunk and his mother is always working which gives him ample time to pound the sand bag. Michael Madsen plays a mob boss who sets up the boy with a trainer played by Danny Glover, seeing potential in him. His mother is killed by a hit and run driver which changes his life. He now strives to be middleweight champion of the world.
They try and make a Rocky meets Goodfellas with mostly unbelievable characters. Alec Baldwin and Madsen do fine but the rest? The story focuses on his growing up and the life around him. The run time is two hours which is too long for this one. Mike Tyson's cameo was cheesy as he shows up to give the boxer a pep talk, which looks like he was reading off a prompt.