Price of Glory

Set in Mariposa, California, this debut film has a fit-looking Jimmy Smits as Latino patriarch, Arturo Ortega, an ex-boxer whose brilliant career was cut short by a crooked manager. Determined to protect his sons from a similar fate, Ortega coaches the three boys in the noble art himself. Hard work and determination bear fruit as sons Jimmy (Collins) and Sonny (Seda) do well, but it's younger brother, Johnny (Hernández), who catches the eye of professional promoter, Nick Everson (Perlman). A combination of pride, vanity and sheer bloody mindedness, however, see Ortega turn down Everson's offer, and pretty soon his single-mindedness starts to look more like bullying. The story follows a standard 'struggling path to fame and fortune' route, in the Rocky mould, with the inter-familial relationships offering limited and fairly two-dimensional side interest but the climactic bout delivers.

Release details

Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Carlos Avila
Screenwriter: Phil Berger
Cast: Jimmy Smits
Jon Seda
Clifton Collins Jr
Ernesto Hernández
María Del Mar
Sal López
Louis Mandylor
Danielle Camastra
Ron Perlman
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