Every other person in Paz’s circle (counting his chief Lou Duva, played by rock voiced character performer Ted Levine, who’s never looked more awful or all the more oddly convincing) believes it’s a terrible thought. In any case, it ends up being a flash of brilliance. Paz gets to be distinctly not only a victor but rather a sensation, beating champ Roberto Duran (Edwin Rodriguez, emanating knowledge and center) and preparing himself for fame.
At that point he gets bushwhacked by life: an auto hammers into him head-on as he’s heading to the Foxwoods gambling club in Connecticut and tosses his vehicle into a dump. His spine is harmed. He needs to wear a “radiance” to keep his head upright; it sits on his shoulders like framework, however in spite of the philosophically stacked name of the gadget, executive Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) and cinematographer Larkin Seiple limit themselves from playing up the Christ-killed parallels that are certain to form in watchers’ psyches.