Imprisoned after a life on the streets, Bobby spends his time behind bars training to become a successful boxer. When he finishes his prison term, an ambitious manager Gus Caputo dedicates himself to preparing him for a shot at the heavyweight championship. But, to become the best that he can be, he must conquer his personal demons, including memories of an incestuous relationship with his deranged mother, Kate and his absent father.
Did You Know?
Thunder Productions released a cut version of the movie
, entitled "The Heavyweight" in 1994. This version runs 140 minutes. Most of the incest subplot of the original has been edited out, leaving several confusing scenes, unexplained dialogue, etc., but leaving the main boxing plotline intact. See more