In this sports-oriented drama, Art Long (Dennis Quaid), a loser as a country singer, starts competing in local fist-fight matches in order to bring home a little extra cash -- and is caught up in his successes enough to continue on to the big national finals. Predictable from the first round onwards, Long is supported by his wife (Carlene Watkins), his father (Wilford Brimley), his mother (Fran Ryan), his friends, his fight promoter (Warren Oates) and just about everyone except his opponents in the ring. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
This is a really good movie that was filmed mainly in Ft. Worth, Tx. and my dad is in nearly the entire movie as a spectator. Along with my dad throughout the movie is also my mom, aunt and uncle. They really enjoyed being a part of the making of the movie and watching the finished product. I recommend those whom haven't watched this movie to watch it. It's got a real good storyline and actors. And people really do go thru these types of competition.