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A cruiserweight boxing champion in the process of training to become pro finds his interracial romance fanning the flames of hate and offering a newfound sense of clarity in a semi-autobiographical drama directed by [[Performer~P488298~Attika Torrence~attikajtorrence]] and starring real-life boxing sensation [[Performer~P488299~Punchin' Pat Nwamu~patricknwamujr]]. In the wake of his father's death, Pat begins to align himself with a local group of Italian-American gangsters while attempting to establish a concrete sense of community. Though Pat shows great promise in the boxing ring, his future career is suddenly thrown into question when he enters into an ill-advised relationship with neighborhood girl Gina ([[Performer~P488300~Rue Debona~ruedebona]]). The Guido Boys are a racist, Howard Beach neighborhood street gang who don't take kindly to interracial relationships, and before long Pat is locked up in the local jail. Though he may have taken a beating or two during the course of his career, Pat definitely has the brains to match his brawn, and after getting a second chance at life on the outside thanks to his physical talents and connections with local Lodge member and sympathetic father figure Frank Gibbs ([[Performer~P1218~Bruce Altman~brucealtman]]), this determined athlete is finally prepared to re-evaluate his questionable friendships and start from scratch no matter how bumpy the road that lies ahead. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 22, 2006

Cast

Malik Yoba
as Pat Black Sr.
Bruce Altman
as Frank Gibbs
Thom Christopher
as Rocky
Louis Vanaria
as Anthony
Jas Anderson
as Rollo
Johnny "Cha-Cha" Ciarcia
as Cha Cha
John Bianco
as Vinny
Michael Chenevert
as Manito

Crew

Attika J. Torrence
Director
Josselyne Herman-Saccio
Producer
Charles Messina
Screenwriter
Salvador Bolivar
Cinematographer
Doug Forbes
Editor
Victor M. Medina
Production Designer
Michael Saccio
Production Manager
Ed Martin
Line Producer
Donavan Lambert
Second Unit Director
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