|Ernie Reyes Jr.||Johnny Sanchez|
|Ving Rhames||Gene Gunner|
|John Savage||Harbin Rask|
|Maria Conchita Alonso||Maria Sanchez|
|Fernanda Romero||Natania Sanchez|
Johnny fights in bloody matches while in prison, and the warden will allow him to be released early if he will fight in a deadly tournament. Johnny seeks help and training from his father-in-law, a former champion, and several other master trainers.