Academy Award-Winner Gene Hackman stars in this gripping behind-the-scenes look at the triumphs and tragedies of the ruthless boxing world. For Edie and Ray McGunn, life in New York's "Hell Kitchen" means fighting is never a choice, but a way of life. Dan McGunn (Hackman), an ex-fighter, coaches his two sons to fulfill his own shattered dreams of fame. But when Ray refuses to take a dive in the ring, he is brutally murdered by a group of hit men. That's when Dan and Eddie learn that their salvation no longer lies in the ring, but in the heart.