Frankie is an ex-boxer who owns a pretty run down gym and Morgan Freeman is his helper/assistant. Maggie, a poor girl, comes in one day and wants Frankie to be her trainer/manager. He refuses at first but is worn down by her will power. She starts winning matches left and right (ha ha). Then her white trash family rejects her completely and she tells Frankie, he's the only one she's got. Frankie, who goes to a catholic church everyday and enjoys pestering the priest with theological questions, has a dark secret.