- Time:1h 39min
- Genre:Drama, Sport
- Director:David Mamet
- Stars:Max Martini, Matt Cable, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alice Braga, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Emily Mortimer, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Luciana Souza, Cyril Takayama, Scott Barry .....
Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes Mikes car and then, after an odd sequence of events, shoots out the studios window. Later that evening, Mike rescues an action movie star in a fistfight at a bar. In return, the actor befriends Mike, gives him a gift, offers him work on his newest film, and introduces Mikes wife to his own - the women initiate business dealings. Then, things go sour all at once, Mikes debts mount, and going into the ring may be his only option.