Andy “Brink” Brinker is the leader of a group of inline skaters who disapprove of corporate sponsorship, believing that skating should be done for fun rather than profit. But when Brink’s family starts having financial problems, he’s forced to compromise his principles and join a sponsored team led by the arrogant Val. Not knowing his motivation, Brink’s friends are stunned by the decision and collectively shun him until the truth comes out.
During his senior year, a high-school student must deal with his girlfriend and parents, and make a difficult decision whether to do the safe thing and go to college or try for a glamorous baseball career.
A young African-American streetfighter rises to win the Golden Gloves and become a championship fighter in this boxing drama that stars fighter Joe Louis. The trouble comes when he proves unable to find a balance between the hedonism that comes with success and the discipline it takes to stay in shape.