Play It to the Bone (1999) Script

??[Soft BluesyJazz]

[Woman ] ? No complaints ?

? And no regrets ?

? I still believe in chasing dreams ?

? And placing bets ?

? For I have learned that allyou give ?

? Is allyou get ?

? So give it all ?

? You've got ?

? I had my share ?

? I drank my fll ?

? And even though ?

? I'm satisfed?

? I'm hungry still ?

? To see What's doWn another road?

? Beyond the hill ?

? And do it all ?

? Again ?

? So here's to life ?

? To dreamers and?

? Their dreams ?

? Here's to life ?

? Here's to love ?

? Here's to you ??

[ Radio Announcer ] Good morning, Las Vegas. 5:58 in the a.m.

Gonna be a scorcher today, 84 degrees at sunrise.

It'll be 1 00 degrees by fght time.

Who do you like tonight at the Mandalay Bay?.

Mike Tyson at last returns to Vegas.

Ringside seats going for 5, 000 a pop.

Gonna be some heat tonight, ringside.

Fuck! Freddy!

Man! What--

Freddy, shit, man!

I leave you alone for one hour. One friggin' hour, man.

You throw it all away like this?.

[ Sighs ] Now what we gonna do?. Huh?.

[ Freddy Mumbles ] Yeah, shit.

Hank ain't gonna like this, man. [ Beep]

[Phone Ringing] Ain't gonna like this.

He's dead, he's not dead?. What?.

He's got drugs comin' out ofhis ears, Hank. He's so OD'd, him and a couple ofhookers, they don't even know I'm standin' here talkin' toyou, man.

You let him out ofyour sight?. -Just for a minute. Just for one little minute. I swear.

That's halfmy undercard fight. I know. I know.

Who the hell's gonna fight Chiquito Rosario anyway?. I don't know.

That's Arum's fghter. Who's keepin'an eye on Chiquito?.

I'm sure Arum's got somebody watchin' him like a hawk.

Tell me what you got. Male Hispanic, mid-'20s.

Smell of alcohol.

Aurelio Chiquito Rosario.

Chiquito?. Yeah. You know him?.

He's the welterweight champ. He's fightin' Freddy Green on theTyson undercard tonight.

He's not fightin' anybody. He took a ten-count from that light pole.

-? Ladyluck anda four-leafclover ? ? Yeah?

? Won't ease this hurt I feel all over ?

? Oh,yeah? ? My life Was one big special occasion ?

? Yeah ? ? Untilyour leavin' Damn, What a situation ?

? Yeah ? ? Standin' on shaky ground?

? Ever since you put me doWn ?

? Standin' on shaky ground?

? I'm standin' Standin' on shaky ground?

? Ever since you put me doWn ?

? Ever since you put me doWn, yeah ?? -J ohnny.

Cesar.

[ Guy ] Hey. Did you see All My Children yesterday?.

-Johnny never misses. Check him out. -Johnny.

Did that bitch leave the doctor?. Which bitch?. Which doctor?.

That little blonde dick breaker calienta pelota.

You know. The one who's always in a bad mood. Yeah.

She left him. She left?.

She took a hike. [ Guy] Sorry, man.

What an idiot. Anyway.

[ Exhales ]

[Phone Ringing]

Yeah. Just a minute.

Phone call foryou guys. Joe Domino.

What?. -Joe Domino.

Joe Domino doesn't Want to talk to me, not in fve years. Not since the Garden.

You fucked up in the Garden. Wel l, fuck you, I fucked up i n the Garden.

Nonetheless, it's Joe Domino and Hank Goody from Vegas.

Okay. Gi m me that. Hello?.

[ Man ] Hank and Joe, fellas. I got Artie here. You know,Joe's guy.

Hey, boys, it's Artie. How you doin'?.

Uh, not too bad. Fine, I mean--

[ Both Talking At Once ]

Glad to hear it. Now, you know I speak forJoe Domino, right?. So we got a little thing--

This is Joe, fellas. You guys ever take a fight on short notice?.

[ Together] How short?. 6:.00 tonight.

I need two guys. You put on a really good show. You guys never fought each other, right?.

Well, for moneyyou mean?. Yeah. [Joe ] No!

For the sheer goddamn amusement ofit! Where's my cup?. In your hand, sir.

Uh,Joe, doyou mind not sayin' the Lord's name in vain?.

My sincerest apology. Now, ifwe could get outta Sunday School for a minute, I got a hundred grand foryou guys to split, butyou gotta get your asses over here now.

You guys there?. Undercard to Tyson.

You'll be seen in 1 09 countries. Hundredand ten.

Uh-- We are there. Yeah.

No. No, no, no, no. We're not there. Listen.

Give us five minutes to talk and call us back.

Hey! What areyou doing?. Uh-- Wh-Wh--

Who are these over-the-hill fucks?.

Wh-What the hell areyou doing?. I mean, 50 grand.

Fifty grand. When was the last time that you had offered that kind of money?.

This is nothin'. This is nothin'. We can make a better deal.

I know these guys. Come on, man. Come on!

Theywouldn't be callin' us ifthey didn't need us.

Nobody's wanted to see Vince in threeyears!

And nobody's wanted to see Cesar since the Garden! He fucked me at the Garden!

You know, they think they're still names. They ain't names.

We are names to them. They need names on the undercard.

What-- We are names to us. We are not names to them.

No, no, look. Answer me this. Answer me this. Why did you bulk up to 1 63?.

W-Well, because I-I-I want another title shot, and I got a better chance--

Yeah, right. And middleweight's not as crowded in the division. That's why I dropped down.

So, so. Six pounds. Okay. So--

Yeah. This is it. The phone call. We got 'em by the "ca-hoy-yes. "

Cajones. By the cajones. Cajones. Yeah. Whatever. Look, look.

Boxing is not just about fighting. It's also about business. So watch and learn.

Right?. You have to-- You have to--

[Phone Ringing] Yeah.

All right, boys. It's Artie here again. You're on the speaker phone.

Listen, we want a better deal. I'll get two stiffs to bleed all over each other.

Artie, get me two bums offthe street. No, no, no, no. It's okay.

It's okay. And we have been talking about this, and the money's fine.

-No. The money's not-- -No, no, only-- There is something else.

This is Hank, guys. What doyou Want?

Yes, Hank. Hi. Uh, listen. We want a hundred grand each.

[ Sputters ] [Hank ] TWenty-fve thousand each.

No, no, no. We want a hundred grand each, and we are firm on this.

Twenty-five thousand. That's my final offer.

Twenty-five is your final offer?. How could-- You just said--

Twenty-five, twenty-five. All right, look, look, look. Fifty's fine.

You got a deal. What else?.

All right. We Want a trip to the Holy Land for tWo. Uh, okay, for one.

And We Want a donation to Mother Teresa's charity.

[ Shouti ng ] Fuck you!

Forget the whole thi ng! The deal's off!

I should never have called you guys in the first place!

Jesus Christ,Joe. You got shmuts all over the phone.

Okay, okay. Look. No. There's only one thing that we really need here.

And that is, uh-- Okay. We want a guaranteed title shot for the middleweight championship... ofthe Worldfor the Winner of the fght betWeen me and Cesar.

Tell these guys to go fuck themselves. Wait a second.

Turn offthe speaker. Hold on for a second, boys. We'll be right back.

You know, I-- I just wanna cry. How can you blow it so fast?.

I mean, how is that possible?. How is that possible?. Hey, would you relax?.

This is the art of negotiation.

The art of negotiation. Patience.

What does it matter?. These guys'll fill the hour anyway.

As long as Cesar doesn't do a Garden number on us.

Vince has never been stopped. Whoever wins, we'll feed him to the middleweight champ, and he'll eat him like raw meat.

'Course We'dhave to get them ranked, uh, for the title shot, but--

I-I don't see a problem.

We set aside 750,000 for Rosario and Green.

We saved ourself a bundle.

Hell, I could get Julie here ranked with a phone call.

Julie's already ranked, in my opinion.

Thankyou. Hit the goddamn button.

Vince, Cesar,you there? Yeah. We're here.

You're smart guys. I like smart guys. You got it.

What did he say?. We got it.

We got it?. Yeah! Yeah! Yes! Yes!

Okay, okay, look. It's gotta say in the contract "guaranteed title shot."

In the contract. Yeah.

In language we can read. We don't like that lawyer bullshit, all right?.

Anda translation in Spanish for, uh, technical reasons.

Yeah. Right. And,Joe, don't mess with us. Okay?. The Bible warns, "The Wickedshall fall by his oWn Wickedness. " Proverbs 1 1:5. Okay?

The contract will be clear.

J ust get to the airport, and we'll pickya up.

Gonna be great, guys. Gonna be great.

[ Whoops ] [ Laughing ]

Oh!

[ Knocking ] Grace! Wanna go to Vegas?.

Hey. Vegas?.

Yep. I love Vegas. Why now?.

There's a big fight tonight. I know. You got tickets?.

Actually, I don't need tickets because, uh, I am the one who is fighting.

Right. Who areyou fighting?.

Right. Uh, I'm fighting him.

You're fighting Vince?. Isn't it funny?. I'm gonna kick his butt.

In Vegas. In Vegas.

Tonight. Tonight,yeah. That's right.

And you want me to go with you. Of course I wantyou to come with me.

I need you. I need your eyes. I need your skin. I need your hair.

You need my car. I need your car. Uh-- I need your car too.

I mean, we need your car.

Yeah. ? Boom, boom, boom, boom ?

? I'm gonna shootyou right doWn?

? Right offofyour feet?

? Takeyou home With me ?? [ Engine Rumbling ]

?? [ Continues ]

[ Grace ] There's a lot ofmoney in Vegas. Investment money.

I 'm gonna look for some venture capital guys might wanna back me.

Still tryin' to raise money for that dumb invention?.

I have six patents and six patents pending, one ofwhich, may I remind you, made me enough dough to buy my apartment house.

And we appreciateyou takin' us to Vegas. Thankyou, baby.

No problem. Vegas is the fastest growing city in America, and--

You know I got people skills, so--

Oh, yeah, you got such good people skills, how comeyou can't keep a man?.

Honey, it's the men that can't keep me.

Uh, I am keeping you, sweetheart.

We'll see.

You knoW, I think this trip is gonna be a good chance for me... to try out my new system on the roulette wheel.

That's not a good idea, Vince, the roulette wheel.

This is a good idea. You got-- You got black, you got red.

It's about a fifty-fifty shot.

And then ifyou--

Where-- Where we goin'?.

The geology's much prettier out here. You can see the striations... in the Calico Mountains. Fuck the striations!

We gotta get to Vegas! What is-- What is that idea you got... about the roulette Wheel, What is that? Oh, okay, okay.

You got red. You got black. Okay, there's a ffty-ffty chance.

You miss a bet, you double up.

I t's fool proof.

Key word: fool.

Grace, can you tell me again, Why-- Why are We in this road?

Striations. Striations.

Striations. Jesus Christ.

Uh... dear Lord, I said your name in vain.

I-- I-I fucked-- I messed up.

I-- Uh, I Won't do it again. Amen.

Very cool.

They're in... a fucking car?.

Apparently, yes.

Vince once had 1 4 car wrecks in 1 4 months.

Well,Johnny said they're with Grace, in her car.

Uh, Vince don't even have a license no more.

Grace! Grace. That Wouldn't be Grace Pasic, Wouldit?

Yeah. She's still with Vince?. That's amazing.

No, actually she's with Cesar now. I'll be a son ofa bitch!

That chick always had a thing for middleweights, huh?.

[ Laughing ] Hey, Bobby, Sal. Go draw up the usual contracts.

Cesar, we need to talk.

Baby, I am not going anyWhere. Let's talk.

I think it's over. Eh-- Wh-What?.

I think it's over between us.

Wh-- Hey, baby, what do you mean?.

Well, let's face it. It was a fling.

Nothing more. No, no. I-It wasn't a fling to me.

It was a fling that could've developed into something, but didn't.

Shit. W-We arejust getting started.

No. We'rejust wrapping it up.

Don't I have anything to say in this?.

No.

Baby-- Baby, I loveyou. Come on. You are the only one.

You are the one... a-a-and only.

Don't grovel. No groveling.

Is this final?. Well, nothing's ever final.

I said I think it's over. I didn't say I feel it's over, which would have been a much more serious problem foryou. Much more serious.

But when the thoughts and feelings start swirling around, you gotta pay attention.

You knoW? Besides,you--

You don't love me.

But I-- I'm getting there. You know, step by step, little by little.

Honey. It's too late.

[Laughing]

?? [Blues ]

? Oh, Why ?

? Baby, Why areyou so mean to me ?

[ Crying ]

Cesar?. ? Oh, Why ?

? Why areyou so mean to me ?

Pull over.

? I tried to make you happy little girl ?

? I Was as nice to you as any man could be ?

[ Vince Sobbing ]

[ Speaki ng Angri ly I n Spanish ]

[ Continues ]

I s it something I said?.

Oh, no, no. That has nothing to do with you.

He always cries the day of a fight.

[ Spanish Continues ] Oh! Huh.

[TrainApproaching]

He's fine.

So what happened to him in the Garden?.

Well, that's up for him to tell ya.

But, uh, I don't think he wants to talk about it.

[ Muttering Quietly]

[ Exhales ]

I don't know ifl can fight him.

You know, I'm afraid I'm gonna freeze up and pull my punches. You know?.

We're tight. It's like--

Uh, the worst thing you wanna feel in the ring is compassion.

Vince, all you need is the bell.

Aah, it feels unnatural.


[ Kiss ]

[ Kiss ]

Let's go.

Come on.

We've draWn up neW contracts on Boudreau and Dominguez.

Wanna check them out?.

Uh, you sure you want to guarantee a middleweight title shot to one of these bums?.

I promised 'em, if that means anything.

Well, We fgured! So, uh, We dreW up tWo sets ofpapers.

One of'em uses language we can get out of ifwe wanna.

The other one also has language We can get out ofifWe Want, but, uh, it's less obvious.

We figure they'll reject one and accept the other.

They're happy. We're happy. Fine.

Hank, get our name fighters... some legal.

Dante, is your license still good?.

Uh, it was recently reinstated. Good.

You are now the attorney for Vince Boudreau and Cesar Dominguez.

Well, uh, what's my fee?.

We don't report you to the state bar forjury tampering, extortion, paying off state senators, sexual harassment, land fraud--

Fair enough, fair enough. That's a good deal.

I'll be more than happy to represent these two fineyoung men.

So when did this Jesus thing start?.

Aw, you know, I was raised religious.

Sunday school, Bible study, guilt, the whole bit.

It didn't take long to realize that, uh, church was misrepresentin'Jesus, 'causeJesus Was allabout notjudging... and theywere judging everybody.

So as soon as I figured out that the church was a bunch ofhypocrites, I, uh--

I started focusing on having fun.

So, you know, I partied, had-- had a couple girls, had a couple wrecks.

A couple?. Well, a couple dozen.

I Was Wild. This Was around the time I metyou.

Yeah.

We hada good run ofit, didn't We?

We were pretty crazy.

Yeah. Uh, well, right afteryou left me, I, uh, ran into a tree going 75.

I was so wasted I don't remember a thing till I was layin' on my back... in a pool ofblood and gasoline... with the car restin' on my head.

And I figured it's my time. But then I look up, and who do I see?.

Jesus. And He's unmistakable. Right?.

And He's-- He's lookin' down on me, and He's smilin'...

Iike everything's okay.

Andthen He liftedthe car offmyhead.

Yeah. Wow.

It was. You know, I see Him from time to time.

What's He look like?.

Uh,just like in the pictures. Same deal.

Well, ifyou see Him sometime, would you point Him out to me?.

Oh, yeah. Sure. Huh.

You believe in that, don'tyou?. Thewhole battle between good and evil.

Sometimes.

Sometimes I'm not in the mood.

Sometimes I'm in the mood for a warm bath, fresh robe.

Glass ofwine. To be left alone.

I love church music. Church music.

It's too goodfor the church.Jesus Was too good for the church,you ask me.

You knoW, He shook things up. He Was, uh--

He was a anarchist, you know?. And He, uh--

You know He threw the money lenders outta the temple.

First thing He's gonna do when He comes back is torch the Vatican.

Vince! Come on.

Aw, whatever.

Sometimes I miss you, Vince.

Sometimes I miss you.

You know, my mom died.

No, I didn't. I'm sorry.

She liked you the best of all my boyfriends.

Butyou didn't.

I'm lookin' for something else. I don't know what.

The right man?. [ Laughs ]

The right career?.

The right circumstance. I don't know.

But I'm lookin' for something.

Maybeyou're lookin' forJesus.

[ Laughs ] No. I am not looking forJesus.

I'm lookin' for money.

One! TWo!

Three! Four! Five!

Six! Seven!

?? [Latin ]

? Corazon, corazon?

?? [Man Singing In Spanish ]

? Corazon, mi corazon ?

? Corazon, mi corazon ?

Aah.

Guys.

I have come to the conclusion that I am a truly underappreciated fighter... and human being. [ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ] I love you, man.

I do. I love all Mexicans.

I love Mexicans too, but I am a Spaniard.

You speak Mexican, right?.

No, Mexicans speak Spanish from Spain.

You from Madrid?. Yeah.

And Madrid is in Mexico, right?. Right?.

[ Laughing ] Sure. Yeah.

And besides-- You know, I understand Mexicans are our neighbors, but what the hell did Spanish people ever do to deserve to be in this country?.

We-- We discovered this land.

Italians discovered it. And who paid for-- for the trip?.

Doyou haveyour green card?. Of course I have my green card!

Let me seeyour green card. Why-- Guys.

[ Both Arguing ] Guys, cool it!

Hey! Get out ofhere. Come on.

Cesar. Yeah.

What happened to you at the Garden?.

?? [Latin ]

Hmm?

?? [Singing In Spanish ]

?? [ Continues ]

[ Cesar] Grace, the sun is gonna kill us.

Can you get this top up? Yeah. Good idea. We shouldn't be in the sun too long.

[ Vince ] What are you sayin ' about the sun? The sun is good foryou.

? Corazon, mi corazon ?

Guys, I ' m gonna stay i n Vegas an extra few days to make some busi ness contacts, so you guys can take the car home.

I'll treat it like it was my own.

[ Grace ] Cesar's driving.

What did you want to do in Las Vegas, alone?.

I can take care ofmyself.

It's stuck. Oh, yeah. She does that sometimes.

Be gentle. Yeah, right.

Hey, hey, hey. Not With our hands.

We gotta save our hands for tonight. All right.

Then elbow the son of a bitch like you'll be doing me tonight.

Hey, I am not a dirty fighter. All right?.

It's not dirty to elbow on the inside.

You know, like I've been showin' you. Roberto Duran had the best elbows in the business.

Careful. Come on.

Get offthe paint job! That's sassy-grass green!

You just gotta coax it.

Hold on. Come on, sWeetie.

Come on, baby. Come on, baby. That's it.

Attagirl.

Now, you see?. You see that?. [ Grace ] Goodgirl.

She's really, really behaving weird with me. I don't understand that, man.

Well, get used to it, man. I've had that mywhole--

You know-- Well, it's an advantage toyou. You have to recognize that.

Let it go. Let it go. I don't have time to let it go.

Only thing you can do is let it go.

That's all you can do. Yeah, you got-- You got sixyears--

Well, you gonna hang onto it?. You got a big night tonight. Don't hang onto it.

Let it go. -? Corazon?

? Mi corazon??

So let's talk about the Garden. [Vince ] He don't Wanna talk about the Garden.

Y-You're leaving me and you're asking me something like that?.

Well, I'm curious. I wanna know.

All right, fine. Don't tell me about the Garden. I'm not gonna askyou again.

[ Sighs ] You know, therewere not enough tough fights in Europe.

The boxing environment, there Was almost none.

That's why I moved from Madrid to Philadelphia, because the best fighters in the whole world are from Philadelphia.

I mean, ifthere is two guys you've never heard offighting each other... and one ofthem is from there-- [ Chuckles ]

You bet on him. Isn't it right?.

Ah, that's true. So, I Was 23years old.

I was 1 9 and 0 and 1 6 knockouts. WoW.

And I had the best management. I had the Duvas in my corner.

I was on the cover of Ring magazine. Remember?.

True.

And-- And this motherfucker...

Joe Domino came calling.

Ah, he was one ofthe biggest promoters of all ofthem.

And, uh, now he said to me that if I left the Duvas and signed with him, he would give me a title shot in Madison Square Garden.

NewYork. You-- You imaginewhat that means!

YouknoW? Right.

The-- The Duvas Were prettyupset.

They-- They said that I was a couple ofyears away, that I needed more experience, and they were probably right, but...

I broke from the Duvas and signed with Domino.

I was ready. [ Chuckles ]

In the red corner, the challenger, with a record of 1 9 wins and no losses, sixteen byknockout, from Philadelphia by Way ofMadrid, Spain, Cesar "El Califa " Dominguez!

Dominguez!

[ Laughs ] The guy i n the Garden, after he says your name, he says it again.

He says, " Dominguez. Do-o-o-min-guez!"

Oh, my God. Dominguez!

It Was so cool just to hearyourname so big.

You know, in front of so many people. Oh, my God, so good.

So good. You know, the champion didn't look like much.

[Announcer] Roberto Velario!

And I didn't care, you know?. I was ready.

I beat tougher guys in Philadelphia.

All right, touch 'em up. All right, good luck.

Cesar, listen. This next 36 minutes is gonna change the rest ofyour life.

Ifyou've ever listened, you listen now. You understand that?.

Yeah, yeah. We prepared for this. This guy is older than you.

He's not as young as you. He can't stay 1 2 rounds.

But one thing he can do is he can think, and he can setyou up.

He's gonna come out. He's gonna throw a few jabs atya.

He's gonna shoot a right hand in front ofya. It's a fake right hand.

That's not the danger. The left hook is the danger.

Don't let him moveyou back toyour right. Don't! Not even for a second.

Because ifyou do, it's gonna be over. Doyou understand that?.

Go out there now, and let's get a title! Yeah. Yeah. Come on, come on.

Let's go, let's go! Come on. [Bell Dings ]

[ Cesar] So the champion comes out, and then...

I start circling to my left, uh,just, uh, keeping my left foot outside his right foot.

And just I i ke the guy said, you know, he just fi res a jab.

Nothing. And anotherjab. Nothing.

And another one. Nothing. And then a straight right hand.

And I slip it, and-- and here he comes. You know, the left hook.

Andjust like the guysaid, nothing. Hit myshoulder. PoWderpuff.

Powder puff. PoWderpuff! Nothing on it. You can hit harder.

I n fact, you have hit harder.

[ Clears Throat ] Don't go there.

Amen.

So I continue circling a bit, you know, sizing him up now, uh--

You gotta understand something about this guy, Velario. [ Chuckles ]

He's got a sweet face. He's like--

A little smile, almost, you know, when he's out there.

So another couple ofjabs, just little flicks, don't do nothing, and I stop circling for, I don't knoW, a millionth ofa second.

Yeah. Here it comes. A straight right hand.

But, oops, the guy did a movement like this, you know, and pulls it back.

A-And that's it. That's the feinted overhand right my guy told me about.

And I am thinking at that point-- I am thinking.

Because sometimes in the ring, all time stops and-- and you can think.

You cansee everything sloWmotion and--

And time stops.

And I-- And I am thinking, [ Chuckles ] "This guy-- This guy ain't got shit." You know?.

And then I'm thinking the other thing my guy told me, you know.

That it's over.

[ Punch Landing ]

That it's over. You know.

Cesar, get up!

Get up! Get up, you Mexican motherfucker! Get up!

I picked up the count at five, a-and I got to one knee, and I'll get up at eight or nine, you know, get through the round.

And I thought I got up at nine.

[Referee ]Six! Seven! Cesar, get the fuck up!

Eight! Nine! Ten!

You're out. [Domino ] You're a piece ofshit.

I'm all right. I'm all right. Come on. You piece ofshit.

Get him outta here. But I didn't.

I could not hear too good.

[ Distorted Voice ] You motherfucker.

I couldn't hear too good. You know, you gotta play things all the way.

To the bone. Yeah.

You gotta playit to the bone.

And I thought I was.

I mean, it's just like the blink of an eye. You-- You--

You take your eyes offthe road and-- and then you are in a car crash.

[ Chuckles ] Thirty-seven seconds. That's how much I lasted.

Well, your fight was over, but your life wasn't over.

Yeah. But they thought that I could have beaten the count.

They thought I Was Waiting till ten to get up, so-- so it Would look like I tried to beat the count, but I failed.

I -- I swear on my father's grave that I --

I couldn't hear the count.

I-- I couldn't. Motherfucker.

[ Sighs ] Joe Domino told everybody I quit.

He said that I have no heart.

Domino's a dick. Yeah, but he's the man.

Yeah, the man's a dick.

You know something?.

Velario was a fag. Oh, yeah?.

Nah. Oh, yeah! Men, women, whatever, man.

I got beat by a fag. [ Chuckles ]

There's a lot offags in boxing.

There's not a lot offags in boxing!

Sure there are. More than average.

Wha-- What isyourproofofthat?

What's your proof ofJesus?. Myproof--

Proof just confuses instincts!

What the hell are you saying?. Never mind.

You know, afterVelario knocked me out, I became a fag for a while.

Wha-- What?.

Let's back this up. What did you just say?.

Uh, I told you. I told you already.

No, y-you told me jack. You tellin' meyou're a fag.

No, no, no, no. I was for a little while.

You know, I experimented with a lot ofthings in my life.

Experiment-- Hey, hey, Grace, did you know about this?.

Sure, I kneW. You know, I mean, it only lasted for a year. I didn't dig it.

Well, ifyou didn't dig it, why didn't you quit after five seconds?.

You know, uh-- You know, I got a dick up my ass, I don't need a fuckin' year... to figure out whether or not I like it! Well, I was trying things!

You know?. I mean, you got humiliated by a fag, and you figure that maybe he knows things thatyou don't know, huh?.

Hey, look, hey, hey. I get knocked stupid by some fag, it doesn't make me want to drop to my knees and suck some dick!

Lighten up! -Jesus! I--

[ Sighs ] Oh, dear Lord, I just said your name in vain.

Please forgive me. It won't happen again.

I-- I was-- I looked afteryou. Why didn'tyou tell me about this?.

Because I thoughtyou'd go off likeyou just did. And besides, it's notyour fucking business!

Oh, not mybusiness. Christ, I never got arrested for assault and battery and dealing.

Hey! The drug charges were dropped!

I'm sorry! Guys, cool it! Calm down!

[ Groans ]

My best friend's a fag.


[ Speaking Japanese ] Goddamn it! [Accented] Goddamn it.

What's the holdup, man?. I don't know.

So this is a total blowout, man.

Jesus Christ, fx it!

I can't fx it. I don't knoW hoW. Oh,you're so incompetent!

I don't care! It's a stupid car. It's not a stupid car.

I paid $ 1 00,000 for it. But it doesn't work! Call Triple A.

Triple A? I-I-- What is Triple A? Oh, my God.

You don't know what Triple A is, then you are stupid.

Uh, uh, where you going?. Huh?.

[Man ] Y-You saidyou Were gonna rock my World in Vegas!

What about our sexy trip to sin city?.

[Shouting InJapanese ]

Hey, what can I do foryou?. Waffles.

I'll have a lot ofwaffles and some oatmeal. Need them carbs.

Yeah, me too. Waffles and oatmeal. Okay.

You knoW What Sugar Ray Robinson, the greatest fghter ofall time-- you know what he used to have for a meal before he fought?. No.

A glass of blood. Mmm.

He used to have it every couple ofdays for Weeks... in training camp before he fought.

Along with the waffles, I'll have a glass ofblood. Large orsmall?

Large. You know what?. We're out ofblood.

Out? Out ofblood?. What kind ofjoint is this?.

I'll have, uh--

Hmm. Oatmeal. Oatmeal.

And waffles. Good.

All right. Where's your ladies' room?. Restroom's outside.

Excuse me. Miss you already.

Hey, you should've told me you're a fag, man. Oh, man.

I am not a fag just because I tried some things a fewyears ago. Come on.

Some things?. Yeah, some things.

You ever hear that saying, "A man builds a thousand bridges and sucks one dick.

To theworld, he's not a bridge builder, he's a cocksucker."

No. No. I never heard that old expression. Verywell-known.

It's verywell-known. Can you take a chamomile tea and just takeyour rosary... and go outside and pray a little bit and leave me alone for a while?.

All right, whatever. You know what, yourjab?. Yourjab, it don't scare me.

Your fucking left hook doesn't mean shit to me. Everybody knows it's a limp dick.

Whyyou havin' waffles?. You never have waffles before a fight!

You are having waffles. I'm having waffles.

Oh, yeah. I teach you everything I know. Nowyou gotta eat what I eat?.

Exactly! You told me just to copy the great ones and to study the great ones.

So I am having Waffles. Kiss my ass.

I might do that. You know?. Because ever since you shaved your head... you look so pretty and I love you so much--

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. You're still a fag! You are obsessed with that.

You are obsessed with that! Yeah! Yes, you are! I'm not!

You are obsessed With that! That's gonna happen toyou. That's gonna happen toyou.

Hey, I'm not obsessed. You knoW What? I'm obsessed With one thing... and one thi ng only, and that's gettin' another title shot, 'cause I can beat Campas.

Yeah, but you cannot beat me to get to Campas, so who gives a shit?.

You know what?. I reallywish you believed in Jesus Christ, becauseyou'd feel much less depressed after I bury my fist-- Who had the Waffles?

We all did! How fuckin' tough is that?.

Thereyou go.

You guys hate each otheryet?.

You don't have to hate another man in order to destroy him.

It's just the sport ofit, right?. Right.

Good. Let's eat.

Excuse me. You're excused.

Grace. I-Ifyou have to bet on tonight's fight, uh, who doyou think is gonna win?.

Me orVince?. N-N-No bullshit about it.

Be straightwith me. Me orVince?.

[ Sighs ] He's gonna kickyour ass.

No. Too much experience.

I'm quicker. He can take a punch.

He'll slipyourjab, workyour body, and he's a great counterpuncher.

I'm sorry, Ces.Just circle to the left, and you'll be okay.

Circle to the left. Yeah.

Well.

But, uh, who is the better lover?.

Me or Vince?

No contest. You.

All right! [ Chuckles ]


St-Stay right there.

Stay right there!

Grace, come here.

Come here! Hurry, damn it!

Well, I-- I am the better lover.

What is it?

He was here. Who?.

Jesus! He was right here.

Jesus? Maybe He's hiding.

He doesn't hide.

Hey. Shit. Jesus!

What happened?. [ Grace ] We missedJesus.

Oh! Oh, right.

Shit. Oh, right.

[Laughing] Hey, fuckyou.

No. I mean,Jesus was hanging out behind the Mad Greek restaurant... in Baker, California, halfway between Death Valley and Las Vegas, right?.

It's as good a place as any!

Right. I believeyou.

She believes me! Well, she's a girl!

I'm a woman! She's a woman!

You knoW-- You knoW What? You have to carrya video camera... to record these sightings, you know?. Hey!

It's not a fuckin' U.F.O.! It's the Son of God!

Besides, ifyou're Spanish-Mexican, then you gotta be Catholic.

Andifyou're Catholic, thenyou gotta believe in the Virgin ofGuadalupe, Who appeared 500 years ago, not 2,000 miles from this very spot!

I 'm a atheist! Thank God!

No shit. No shit! So give me a break.

Oh, I 'll give you a fuckin' break. Vince. Hey, Vince!

Hey! I'll breakyour fuckin' nose.

What is that finger?. What'd that finger mean?. Guys!

What the-- Tell me! Huh?.

Hey! All right! That's it, forfuck's sake.

Save it forVegas. You got a title shot and 50 grand!

What are you thinking?. Five hours you gotta wait!

Yeah. $50,000, man.

That's a lot of money. Yeah.

The title shot. The title shot. The title shot.

I can wait a couple ofhours.

-Just don't tell me I don't seeJesus when I seeJesus. All right.

All right. And who cares ifhe sawJesus?.

And who cares ifhe sucked some dick?. Hey, I didn't suck no dick!

I don'twant any details. Okay?. No details!

Shake hands.

I said shake hands, for Christ's sake!

Goddamn it!

NoWlet's eatsome Waffles!

Uh, it's rejected.

What?. Your credit card. Doyou have another one?

No. I paid my bills. Just run it through again.

I run it through three times. It's dead.

It's good. It's bad.

Are you saying I don't pay my bills?. I'm calling the owner.

The Mad Greek?. Fine. Call him!

But just don't say that I don't pay my bills! It's not a lot of money.

Why don'tyou just pay cash for it?. Because I don't have any cash.

I thought I'd get cash in Vegas. Guys!

Pay the check. We left in such a hurry--

[ Both Mumbling ]

[ Grace ] You don't have anymoney?

We need gas! Well, I guessyou guys... are in a little bit oftrouble then, ain'tya? Huh?

I 'll write a check. It's fine. No checks.

I 'm callin' the cops. [ Both Talking At Once ]

I'll pay the bill.

I need a ride to Vegas. I'll pay for the gas.

Just leave the top down so I can get some sun.

[ Lia ] Anybody got any coke?. I could use some blow.

No cokeheads in this car. Just former cokeheads.

" Former." AW, come on. You got any Weed?

No, no, no.

You guys are squares.

Anybodywanna fuck?.

[ Grace ] Honey,just relax. I just wanna have a little fun.

J ust relax.

Ooh, hey. Check it out.

Little Miss Asia. What do you think?.

Muy calientita. Muy calientita. [ Continues In Spanish ]

Whatever. You know what?.

I love black hair, black eyes.

Ohh. Mm. I think that's why things didn't work out between me and Grace.

Aside from the fact that she dumped me, you know, she doesn't have dark hair.

It makes me a fuckin' lunatic, ya know?.

Black hair. Just see those white panties come slidin' down.

There's that jet-black bush sayin', " Hi, there."

Hola. Hola.

Well, personally, I don't care what color it is.

I gotta have her.

Well, maybe after the fight you guys can hook up.

No, no, no, no, no. Now.

Now?. Now.

We fight in-- Grace, how long till the fight?.

Uh, about five hours. [ Cesar] Five hours, man.

I'm not talkin' about a quickie here.

I thought we were not supposed to get laid for a couple ofweeks before a fight.

Says who?. Everybody knows that. You know, it's an energy thing.

All ofthe great ones got laid before they fought.

I mean, the more, the better, man.

You never told me that. Yeah, well, I thoughtyou knew, man.

The words go together: champion and pussy. Champion, pussy.

Think about it. It's a natural. Oh,Jesus Christ.

Hey, hey, please. Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry about that.

Anyway, I gotta hammer this chick. And obviously she ain't picky.

You know what?. Ifyou're getting laid, I'm getting laid.

What?. Yeah.

Look. This ain't like waffles: Just 'cause I do it, you gotta do it.

What?. I-I don't wantyou to have any kind ofadvantage tonight. Any.

Well, good luck, okay, because Grace has checked out on you. She's feelin' it.

Maybe not. Maybe not. Maybe so. Maybe so.

Maybe. We'll see. Yeah. We'll see. Yeah.

Hey, uh, so--[ Clears Throat ] Wh-What'syour name again?

Lia. Oh, Lia.

That-- That's beautiful. Hey, uh, Lia, I couldn't help but notice your outfit.

It's-- Oh, thanks. I made that skirt myself.

Really?. Can I-- Let me just touch-- Uh-huh.

[ Vince ] Oh, that's nice. Wow. [ Giggles ]

Anyword on the undercard guys?. Nothin'.

Tyson?. He's at home. Just spoke to him. He's ready to go.

And Rustikov?. He's scared to death.

Who's my date for the fight tonight, Rudy?. I can't keep track ofthese things.

Yourwife.

Mywife?. Yeah. There's a lot of cameras there tonight.

I figured yourwife would be a good call.

Mywife?. You're right.

Good call.

??[Gospel]

[Lia Moaning]

[ Continues Moaning ] [Woman Singing] ? I must haveJesus ?

? I must haveJesus ?

? I cannot bear ?

? These burdens oflove ?

I used to have the 1 970 426 HemiCuda, the Pink Panther?.

490 foot-pounds of torque in a 3,800-pound package.

I got it my first divorce.

Ah. Smells like freedom. Then I traded it straight up for a GTO Ram AirThree.

You don't come across those very often.

? Oh,Jesus Yes, I love him ?

? I cannot bear ?

? These burdens oflove ?

Who'd have thought the Oldsmobile would come up with a muscle car?.

It's unbelievable.

Listen to this.

[ Engine Revving ]

That's beautiful.

I don't trust a quiet car.

Oh, I am so hungry foryou, man.

You're "so hungry for" me, "man"?. What is that supposed to mean?.

It means that I wantyou, to make love... and-and sex, you know?.

Now. Go get me a quart of30-weight.

What?. Thirty-weight motor oil. Over there.

Yeah.

"I'm hungry foryou, man"?. That ain't gonna make too manywomen hot.

Goddamn it. Can we have a final moment?.

-"A final moment"?. -Yeah. A final screw, a farewell fuck?.

No. Why not?.

I'm not interested. A hand job?. A blow job?.

A chicka-chicka- chicka-boom-boom?.

Cesar, it was a nice three months together.

[ Sighs ] Six. It was six months, honey.

But only three were nice.

I mean, somebody tell me why that-- that Christian... is getting laid, and a heathen like me is not?.

He's gettin' laid?. Grace. Grace.

You know what?. You are too quick for me.

I am completely off-balance now. Why didn'tyou leave me tomorrow?.

And I'm angry, and I'm confused now.

You fight better confused.

[ Both Moaning ] -? Oh,Jesus, he's mysavior Oh,Jesus ?

? Yes, I love him ?? Oh, yeah. Ooh. No, no.

Where you going?. No, no, no. I gotta-- I can't.

I got-- I got-- I gotta save something for tonight.

No, no, no, no. Come back here and take care of me.

No, no. It's not-- nothing personal. It's just I got-- I gotta get to Vegas.

?? [ Continues, Indistinct] I gotta get somewhere else. What kind of man are you?.

It ain't a manly thing. It's nothin' to do with m-manly.

-Just-- Hey, you lovebirds!

What?. We gotta hit the road.

Five more minutes, baby.

See?. Come on, baby. Please?

[ Groaning ] [ Moaning ]

Oh-- Okay. Five minutes. Three.

Okay. Okay. All right.

Let's take care ofyou. Mm, yeah.

[ Inhales ] Ooh. Right there. Uh-huh.

Ohh. Oh, yeah. That's good.

Mmm. Ahh. Ooh. Keep going.

So whereyou from?. Vietnam, China, Korea?.

Oh, no. From Monterey Park. Oh?. What high school?.

[ Gasping ] Alhambra High till I dropped out.

Alhambra High?. What?. You know Rob Moran?. Clem Franny?. [ Moaning ]

Oh, yeah. Clem. He was a seniorwhen I was a freshman.

Right. He was in band. What about Doc Lawrence?. Who?.

Did you have him as a teacher?. Yeah. Two-finger Doc, yeah.

I'm sorry.

I overreacted and--

And you know me. I have my ups and downs.

That's okay.

And I didn't mean what I said. We had an amazing three months together.

And two were pretty good.

What areyou gonna do afteryou quit boxing?. Haveyou thought about it?.

No, not really. Well, you oughta, maybe.

You know?. Mm.

Vince is gonna become a preacher or minister or carpenter.

We know a contractor in South Gate's got a job waiting for us.

I mean, ifl become the world champion, there will be more opportunities.

Yeah.

Yeah.

But I wouldn't lose the name of the contractor, you know?. Just in case.

Vince wrote it down.

And ifVince tries to drag you in his roulette wheel system, don't listen to him.


I feel good. I got a little babyjoint in mypurse. Anybody got a light?

No, no. No marijuana here. You knoW? We might get some in our hair and our skin... and fai I the drug test and have to give the money back.

Forget it. No way. Drug test? Where are you guys going?

We're going to a fight. Who's fighting?.

We are fighting. We are fighting each other.

Why?. 'Cause they pay us.

[Vince Laughs ] We are professionals.

Then Whyain'tyou flyin', huh? It's fast. It's cheap.

Well, you know, we like the countryside. It got a lot of striations.

Striations out there in the countryside.

This countryside sucks. [ Vince ] Yeah, We like it.

Hey, are you famous?.

Well, you know, I used to be. I was, uh, I was ranked seventh in the world for over a year by Ring magazine.

[Lia ] Hey, I Wanna go to the fght. We got no tickets.

That never stopped me. Hey, are you famous?.

Uh, uh, I was ranked tenth until I went to the Garden.

What happened at the Garden?.

None ofyour business. [ Low ] You're such a bitch.

All right, that's it, you little junkie tart! I didn't likeyou from the moment I metyou, and ifl say it's none ofyour business, it's none ofyourfuckin' business, you got it?.

Hey, hey. Everybody relax. All right, all right!

What's so funny?. [ Mutters ]

So, um, so hoW come you're not famous anymore?

It's none ofyour fuckin' business.

He got robbed. That's what happened to him.

I got robbed. I got fuckin' robbed.

The champion was Skeeter Lewis.

He'd been duckin' me since I clocked him as an amateur.

I beat him three times in the Golden Gloves.

Skeeter Was quick, quick as a cat, but I got him in mykind offght.

I got him on the inside. I put a terrible hurt on that man.

I Wore his kidneys out all night. He--

He was pissi n' blood for a week, he told me.

I fgure out ofthe tWelve rounds, I Won nine easy.

Maybe-- Maybe I Won 'em all. You knoW, and plus I knock 'im doWn in the eighth.

I'm on the verge ofbeing World champion.

[ Bell Dings ] Ladies and gentlemen, here is the decision ofthe judges.

J udge Wiley Braden scores the bout 98, Boudreau, 95, Lewis.

[ CroWd Cheering]

Judge Arman ButterWorth has it scored 97, LeWis, Lewis?. 96, Boudreau.

Lewis. I 'm goin' crazy. Ray Charles could call the fight better.

[ CroWd Booing] You knoW What? That motherfuckin'judge... is in the promoter's pocket, but there is one more judge, and he has got to give it to me.

And judge Lou DeBello scores 97, Boudreau, 97, Lewis.

No! That's bullshit! Bullshit! The decision is a draw.

[CroWd Booing]

I'll kickyour ass! You fixed it! You fixed it! You fixed it!

A draw.

You know what happens with a draw?.

The champ stays. The champ. That's what fuckin' happens.

[ Exhales ] Fuck. Well, that's not fair.

Fair?. Nothing is fair. Nothing.

The only shot I got left is winning tonight.

That is not going to happen.

We'll see. Yeah. That is the deal.


Bullshit! Bullshit! Ladies andgentlemen, here is the decision ofthejudges.

The decision is a draW.

Get up!

[ Woman ] ?Jesus ?

? I tell him all about my trials ?

? And my tribulations ??

Li ghts! Hey, Mark, Mark, yeah.

You gotta work with me on this. I mean, if they're breathin', you gotta sanction it.

I mean, if they're standin', you gotta sanction it.

No. Okay. Ifthey know their ABC's up to " F" --

[ Cesar] Uh, what's happening?. [ Grace ] Pit stop.

Vegas is just down the road.

[ Lia ] Hey, why are we stopping?. Gonna freshen up for the fight.

[ Lia ] Oh, come on. Let's keep going. We're almost there.

Don't whine. I hate whining.

It's right there. [Grace] I feel like a bag ofdirt.

A woman can't go to a fight without lookin' like a lady. "Bag ofdirt. " [ Chuckles ]

Hey, little Miss Dirtbag!

What was that?. " Dirtbag."

How old are you?.

Twenty.

Another five years, you're gonna be sucked out, fucked out, doped out, lookin' for a handout.

Oh, but what a five years, huh?.

[ Both Laughing Sarcastically]

That's a choice. Go for it.

Excuse me. I said, " Excuse me."

I'm going to the ladies' room. Ah.

Twenty-five on East. Twenty-five on Grace.

All right. What is it?.

I just don't likeyou.

Ohh.

Ohh. [ Chuckles ]

[ Grunts ]

I don't likeyou either.

You all right?. You all right?. [ Groans ]

[Vince] Come on.

Get the fuck off me, asshole! What?. I'm just tryin' to help. Come on.

Where wereyou five minutes ago, butthead?.

We were watchin'. Fuckin' yellow-- [ Groans ]

You're bleedin'-- Hey, bitch-- Get off of me. Want some, huh?.

No, I-- Hey, bitch, don't forget that I bought you--

I boughtyou gas and Waffles, all right?

You Wanna freshen up? Freshen up this!

What are you lookin' at, Kojak?. [ Panting ]

Fuckin' asshole.

You thinkyou got something?. You got nothin'! Like that!

Hey! Hold on!

I need a lift. [ Trucker] Come on in, honey. Let me giveyou a hand.

Fuck off! [ Both ] Bye.

[Vince ] I'm gonna miss her. [ Cesar] Bye-bye, Madame Butterfly.

She was nice. What did she mean by this?.

You know, she meant like that. That's not too big, really.

Well, no. Flaccid. Okay. Whatever.

[Man ] ? Look out, babe?

? I'm in a dangerous mood?

? Look out, baby ?

? I'm in a dangerous mood?

? I done called up the busman ?

? Told him Where to go andjust What to do ?

? Call me crazy ?

? I did What I had to do ?

? You can call me crazy ?

Oh, my. Oh, my God.

[ Vince ] WoW.

My goddess.

[ Cesar GroWling ] Oh, WoW.

I was overmatched with her.

Yeah, you were. You too?.

Any guy in With any girl is a mismatch from the start.

We're just not equipped to go the distance. Wow.

We lost our friend, huh?.

Uh, no. Uh, yeah.

So, how do I look?.

[ Both Chuckle ] Knockout, baby.

Knockout. Incredible. Really.

Really unbelievable. Beautiful. -Just transcendent. Beautiful.

[ Both Grunting ] You rode most of the way.

Excuse me. No, no, no. Excuse me. No, no, baby.

[ Cesar ] Would you-- Would you get in the back?. Go ahead.

I'm not gonna be invading. We have-- We have here--

Go ahead. We have to respect things and the way they are.

Go ahead. Thankyou. Thankyou.

? I'm in a dangerous mood?

? I got this one last paycheck baby ?

? And I'm gonna spend every dime onyou??

[ Artie ] Where you been?.

[ Vince ] Hey. [ Cesar ] How are you?.

Doin' okay?. [ Cesar ] Everything's fine.

Cesar, Cesar. Yeah. Rudy. Hey, hey, Vince. Who the hell is this?.

[ Cesar] That's my girlfriend, Grace. Her name is Grace. [ Vince ] Was your girlfriend.

I 'm Grace. Hi, Grace. I 'm Rudy.

And we have a special V.I. P. ticket for you. Great.

And Hank Goody would like you to join him in his special, uh, pre-fight suite.

Wait a second. What's goin' on here?. I gotta get these guys... to the doctor, and we need their physical. Right. Right.

The commissioner's waitin' to certify them, so--

Can I have a word with the little lady here?. What?.

Right quick, huh?. Uh, Cesar--

All right. What?. Go get 'em, champ.

You keepyour hands off my girlfriend, all right?.

Ex. Ex-girlfriend. I don't trustyou.

Ex. Well, it's not official yet.

What's up?. Hey, uh--

[ Clears Throat ] You, uh, think I could take him?.

I think he's too quick foryou, and he wants it real bad.

Yeah.

Still, uh...

I'm the better lover, right?.

No contest.

I still loveyou, you know that?. I know.

So that's your girlfriend?. Yeah, yeah. It's my girlfriend.

Yeah, it's my girlfriend. What?.

They're talking. They're friends. They can talk. Yeah.

You'd better go.

Eh, eh, eh, eh! I can seeyou! I can seeyou.

You'd better go.

[Artie ] Vince. Vince, come on.

What the heck is that?. Nothin'. Here we go.

Here we go. All right. Oh, nothing?. You were touching her.

You Were kissing herjust right in front ofme. [Vince ] You Wanna fght?

[ Cesar] Yeah, let's fght. Absolutely. Let's fght.

Theypassed the physical. The commissioner sanctioned the Whole bloody thing.

We're home free. Right.

Hank, I have someone I'd like you to meet.

This is Grace. Hello.

She's got some great product ideas, andshe's looking for some investors.

I 'm Hank Goody. Mr. Goody.

Hank to you. I 'm always interested in investment opportunities.

What do you have?. Well, I have a prototype for a new men's sock.

I have one in here, in fact. What separates this sock... from all other men's socks is its unique design.

You see, it has a silk ankle, but it's attached to an all-cotton athletic boot, good for those men who suffer from athlete's foot and can't have unnatural fibers... or colored dyes on their feet.

But still wanna look sharp?. Exactly.

Rudy?. Rudy?.

Yeah.

What else have you got?. Well, I have a periscope forwatching TV in bed... endorsed by the Chiropractors' Association of America.

A periscope?. A periscope.

Maybe we should find a bed and try out that thing. [ Laughs ]

I'm not that easy.

Lamps. Lamps. Al, hey. [ Telephone Rings ]

-Joe, how areya?. Good, thanks. Howyou guys doin'?.

Yeah. Fine. Look. I need a little help.

I don't give a rat's ass what the papers say tomorrow, but I want to look good tonight.

Two over-the-hill white guys-- Hey, one ofthem's not white.

He's, um... Latino. Spanish.

Hey,Joe, I don't care what you call 'em. Both these guys should retire.

No, no, no, no. They're gonna do great, but because ofthe tragedy to--

Rosario. Rosario. The tragedy of substance abuse, etcetera--

Maybe afteryou did a little elegy, you could put the best face on the substitute bout.

I need to talk to Rattner. Didn't Cesar Dominguez... have a detached retina in his left eye a couple ofyears ago?.

Not true. Not true. Hey, Mark! It's Joe! Hey!

-Can he see?. -Come on, guys.Just a little spin here.

Vince. Cesar.

Howyou guys doin'?. Physical went great.

Let me haveyourvaluables. Put 'em right in here. Wallets, watches,jewelry--

Uh, I left mywallet in Los Angeles this morning. Mywallet is notwith me.

What about this here?. You don'twanna wearthis in. Oh, yeah, right.

Put it in there. I'll take goodcare ofit.

Yep.

Okay. Thereyou go.

Thankyou. I got you some great cornermen.

Since I know on such short notice you might be a little unprepared--

Not completely. No. Soyou care Who's inyour corner?

Actually-- Personally-- Good. Okay.

Lupe, you're with Vince. Jesse, you got Cesar.

The rest ofyou guys just kind of work it out, okay?. Good.

Great cut man, by the way. Great cut man here.

Oh, great. Listen, the main thing is the contract. We Wanna see about the title shot.

That's fundamental for us. I think it's important about the title shot.

Of course. Of course. I'll bring it to your dressing room in a few minutes.

Okay. Vince, you're in there. Cesar, you're in here. Okay. Let's go.

Good. Let's go.

Good. Great. Gonna be great.

[Artie ] You look strong, kid.

[ Retching ]

[ Woman ] ? Hey ?

? Hey ? [ Toilet Flushing ]

I can't read too good.

But Vince, you were reading the Bible a minute ago.

I can read the Bible good, but I just can't read other stufftoo good. Wh--

He's not gonna sign. I'm gettin' worried here about the--

Stop it. Stop it.

? Hey?

? Hey?

? Hey?

Should I sign this?.

? Hey??

You got no choice, man. Sign.

Okay. Where?. I'll showyou. I'll showyou. Just be cool, okay?.

Yeah. Yeah. Hey, okay. Looks good. I'll sign.

[Joe ] Got one word foryou. I got it five times-- no, no, no, no and no, okay, asshole?.

Hang on. Cesar, my man! Hey.

How long has it been, huh?. Good trip?. Everything okay?.

Huh?. Been a while, eh?. You know how long.

The Garden, right?. Fuck the Garden.

Yeah. Fuck the Garden. You're here. That's what counts.

Look. I wantyou to meet your attorney, Dante Solomon.

It's a pleasure. This is your attorney, right?.

He's yours. He's all yours. I'm yours.

Do I get a choice? There's no time.

Dante is one ofthe finest human beings I have ever been associated with.

The Man ofthe Year in Clark County twelveyears ago. No, no. Eleven years ago.

It seems likeyesterday, huh?. These contracts are very sound.

I studied them. The only thing that matters to me... is the middleweight title shot guarantee. Oh, sure, sure.

See, it's right here. Look. Right here. See?. Yeah.

Here. "Within a six-month period, as sanctioned by the world's boxing ruling bodies--"

Etcetera, etcetera. And-And what is all ofthis other 50 pages?.

No, no. This is the crossing ofthe T's, dotting ofthe I's-- Dotting ofthe I's.

You know, all you gotta sign a few more things and then-- [Artie Continues, Indistinct]

Why-Why all ofthis is necessary?. Why?. [Joe ] Goddamn it!

Goddamn it, Cesar, 'cause I said so!

I've been thinking about you, Joe, for the last five years.

I did not take a dive in the Garden.

I just got caught, like many other fighters got caught.

Happens every day all around the world. You know that.

You took a dive likeyou were lookin'... for the bottom ofthe swimming pool in Beverly Hills, you fuckin' punk.

You embarrassed me. Now this is your chance to redeem yourself, and the only reason you're gettin' that chance is 'cause... one guy's doped out ofhis mind and the other guy's in the fuckin' morgue.

Okay?.

Sign. No, don't do that.

Sign.

[Patting Cesar]

What?. No, you're a dog, motherfucker!

Your fighters are dogs. Yourwhole stables are dogs.

Fuckyou! Take that. Cesar. Cesar.

Sign. Please sign, huh?.

Where?. Where?.

There. [Pen Scribbling]

[Dante ] Okay.

So we get up in the night. You know, gotta go to the bathroom about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning.

I don't know ifthe bathroom's on the right, on the left, in back of me, in front of me.

So Edie says, " How much longerwe gotta do this??"

I said, "Well, the first one of us that pees in the closet, we're offthe road."

Seeyou, Steve.

Good to seeya, Hank.

[Hank ] Bobby's selling. Where areyou staying?

I don't have a place yet, actually. Ohh.

Rudy, see that she gets the key to the Pago Pago suite.

You got it. That's really not necessary.

Hey. It's my hotel.

Alexei Rustikov. We're live at the fabulous Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino--

Well, the fight's starting. We'd better go.

I don't go down until the, uh, main event.

Ah. Rudy'll escort you to the fight, and I'll see you at the party afterwards.

Rudy, take care ofGracie here and make sure she gets to the party.

Absolutely. That's Grace, Mr. Goody.

It's Grace. It's Hank, Grace.

It's Hank. See you later.

[Man ] ? Ah-ha?

[Lupe ]So Vince, you knoW anything about this Dominguez, this guyyou're fghtin'?

? Ah-ha ? [ Huffing ]

[ Scoffs ] Don't worry about it. We'll figure him out forya.

? Ah-ha ? [ Grunting ]

? Ah-ha ?

Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou!

Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou!

? Ah-ha??

Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou!

Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou!

[Jim Lampley] Larry, Rustikov has beaten a lot of guys whose names we don't know.

Does that make him a threat against Mike Tyson?.

Jim, 1 1 5 countries have bought the televison rights for this event... hoping that Rustikov can and Will fght Tyson, but read my lips in 1 15 languages: no refunds.

I got it. No refunds. No recriminations. No regrets. No recourse.

That's the sport we know so well.

Two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman here... to tell us more about the chances of Mike Tyson--

He's hada lot ofbadmovies in his life, George. Could this be a good one for him?

[ George ] You knoW What? He's still got that poWerful punch. What can I say?

[Jim ] Well, We'll fnd out Whatyou can say a little bit later on this evening, but fi rst, a fasci nati ng prel i m i nary bout.

A last-m i nute, once-in-a-lifetime chance... for tWo guys Who've been throWn in Within the past 24 hours.

Let's get ready to see the battle between--

They're telling me Mike Tyson has just entered the arena. We'll go and take a look now.

[ All Shouting, Clamoring ] -?? [Loud Rap ]

[Artie ] Hey, Cesar, it's time. Let's go,Jess.

Come on.

You look good, kid.

[ Chattering ]

?? [Man Vocalizing]

? Hey ?

?? [ Vocalizing Continues ]


[ I naudible ] [ Referee ] Equipment check.

? Hey ??

Mouthpiece?.

[ Artie Speaking, I ndistinct ]

Equipment check.

Mouthpiece?.

Cesar. Cesar!

Be strong. You can do it.

You all right?. [ Mouthing Words ]

You're the man.

Vince. Vince!

Be strong. You can do it.

And noW, ladies andgentlemen, We go to the middleWeight division.

This is a substitution from your program for our semi main event.

I ntroducing first, fighting out of the red corner, weighing in at 1 63 pounds, With a professional record of32 victories, six losses and fve draWs.

A native ofMadrid by Way ofPhiladelphia, now fighting out of Los Angeles, Cal ifornia, here is Cesar " El Califa" Dominguez!

[ScatteredApplause ] And his opponent across the ring, fghting out ofthe blue corner, Weighing in at 1 66 1/2 pounds...

With a fne record of 42 victories, 1 1 losses and 9 draWs, he is the former number-one ranked super middleWeight in the World.

Also fghting out ofLos Angeles, California, here is Vince Boudreau!

[Applause ] [Artie ] Vince.

[ Screechi ng ]

Dom i nguez, Boudreau.

[ Referee ] Gentlemen, you both receivedyour instructions in your dressing rooms, and I expectyou to keep your punches up.

Any questions?. Now, I want a clean fight.

Protectyourselfat all times. Obey my commands at all times.

T ouch gloves. Let's go.

That's fine. Now, I know this guy, and he's lost his speed.

Right. All right. Now, stay away from his left.

I know. He hits like a mule. Stay away from the left.

I know. I know. They say this guy's got a good jab, but he's open for the left hook.

Let's go, baby. [Bell Dings ]

Okay, box. [Lampley] Round one begins.

We're told that Boudreau is a pretty good bodypuncher, so you might look for him to start Working to the rib cage early.

Lookin'good, baby. [ Foreman ] I like the footWork.

Oh, you can see that these are real professional fighters, George, both of them with 1 2, 1 5 years of solid experience in the sport.

Come on! ThroWsome heat! ThroWsome heat!

Boudreau looking to fnda Way to get hisjab in against Dominguez, -[ Man ] Hey, hey! -Who for the moment controls the action.

There's a terrifc left hook! DoWn goes Dominguez.

Shades ofDominguez' one title shot fve years ago... Cesar, get up! Get up! against Roberto Velario in Madison Square Garden... Cesar, get up.

When he Was flushed in less than a round on an identical left hook.

Tie hi m up and clear your head. You said you'd make me proud. We could have an early fnish--

Six! Seven! Come on, Cesar. Get up.

Count reaches six, and he's up. Eight!

You okay?. And Dominguez Will continue.

So one knockdoWn already for Vince Boudreau.

And Boudreau, hoping to make a big splash... in front ofthis croWd, noW moves in to try to fnish. [ CroWd Cheering ]

Second knockdoWn on a straight right hand! Get up!

[ Man ] Boudreau! DoWn goes El Califa again.

How could you do that, Vi nce?.

Get up! Get up! Three knockdoWn rule is in effect.

You can do it! So even ifDominguez makes it to his feet, Five! Six! Seven! he must survive more than a minute remaining in the round.

Eight! N i ne! Round one ofthe scheduled ten.

Cesar Dominguez trying to make it up... You okay?. from the second oftWo knockdoWns already... at the hands ofVince Boudreau.

Fi ght! And Dominguez gets up. But noW obviously shaken.

A monster left hook and a solid straight right hand.

You Wonder hoW he'll make it out ofthe round.

Good Work to the body.

Tie hi m up!

Referee looking, looking closely. Wait. Wait.

Stop punching. [ Lampley ] Boudreau closing in again.

Dominguez fring the jab to try to survive.

Dominguez, getting his feet under him, noW ducks a couple ofbig punches.

Attaboy! Attaboy! And that'll do it. Dominguez makes it... out ofthe frst round despite the tWo knockdoWns already.

I 'm fi ne. I 'm fi ne.

Okay. That's okay. Relax. [ Mumbling ]

Okay, he's out on his feet, but you got careless, okay?. Stay focused, and you got him.

[ WolfWhistling] [Jesse ] You gotta stay underneath his left.

All right?. You want us to throw in the towel, huh?. No way.

No way. All right. Okay.

Don't give up thejab. Don't give up thejab. The hook comes offthejab,you knoW that.

There.

Okay, keep throWin' combinations, all right, and open up for the big one.

Stay away from his left. Combinations, all right?

Double up on those jabs. Double up, triple up, bust him up, and he's out.

Stay away from that left. Cesar, don't slug it out! Stick and move!

Box hi m. Box him. Okay. All right.

Stay focused. Stay focused, okay?.

[ Merchant ] It is my understanding, Jim, that both ofthem drove doWn here, and that must've been an interesting drive.

[ Lampley ] Too bad they didn't get here early enough to tell us anything about it.

Used to be the only way to get around.

[ Lampley ] NoW Dominguez fring thejab and making contact.

And Boudreau is on the defensive. -J ab! J ab!

Demonstrating to the croWd that he's got his energy back, Come on! Wake up, Vi nce! after having been on his back on the canvas tWice in the frst round.

[ I naudi ble ] There's a cut above the left eye ofVince Boudreau.

Vince, it's a nothin' cut. Forget about it.Just throW somejabs.

Vince! Somejabs!

Dominguez noW With a target at Which to fght. Who you rooti n' for?.

Both of them. Shifting tides offortune already...

I love these guys. in round tWo of the scheduled ten-round bout.

I thought you left 'em. Circle to the left!

Dominguez an entirely different fghter than in round one.

Fighting With energy and commitment, the same Dominguez, in his only title shot, Was doWn in less than a round and couldn 't get up.

NoW the croWd at ringside beginning to pay attention... to the pitched battle in front ofthem... [ Bell Dings ] as you have one fghter Who's been doWn tWice... and another Who is bleeding from a cut above his eye.

Boudreau looking and looking for his corner.

Hasn 't found it yet. There it is.

How bad is it?. -I t's nothi n'. I t's nothi n'. We got the best cut man in the business with us.

[ Catcalls, Whistles ] [Man ] Yeah!

Now you're lookin' like your old self. That's the jab that got you to the Garden.

All right to cut him to shreds, baby. You can cut him to shreds.

You can handle him. You can handle him. Let mesee that eye.

It's nothin', Darrell. We got it taken care of. It's nothin'. You keep an eye on that.

Vince, you got away from our plan, man. Okay?.

You gotta circle around the jab, circle from around the jab.

I couldn't see with all that blood in my eye. Now, we've got it taken care of.

NoW, listen. Listen to me. You can still slip thejab, counter with a left hook, okay?.

Listen to me! Yeah.

You couldstill slip thisjab and counter With a left hook, the Way Lopez did With Quarteya.

Remember that fght? Okay, your eye's nothin'. It's fne, all right?

Got the best cut man in the business. Don't Worry about it.

NoW, listen to me. NoW, I Wantyou to Work the cut.

Al I ri ght?. You can open it up, and he'll bleed to death right here. You got it?.

He knows. All right. Work the cut, baby.

Work the cut. All right. [ Spanish ]

[ Muttering, I ndistinct ] [Bell Dings ]

Work the cut! [ Shutters Clicking ]

Vince Boudreau and Cesar Dominguez Working out in the same gym in Los Angeles.

They've been around each other's neighborhoods for a long time.

This is the frst time they've ever met in the ring. Yeah!

What a battle this largely anonymous undercard bout has become.

[ CroWd Gasping ] Yeah, that's what I 'm tal ki n' about, baby.

Tremendous left-hand shot by Dominguez.

Ohh.

CroWd herejust beginning to sense What they're Watching... as both fghters reach doWn deep for something neW.

[ Both Grunti ng ]

Each fghter pushing each other off. Oh, What a right hand!

Whoa! [ Vince Gasping ]

[ Fai nt ] T ake an eight count. One!

[ CroWd Cheering, Faint ] TWo!

Three! What kind of man are you?.

Four! Come on, Vince. Take an eight count.

Five! Six!

Seven! Get up.

Eight!

Nine! You okay?. Step to me.

Box!

[Lampley] Dominguezpressuring noW.

He has become the hunter in controlling the hunted... as the croWd along the expensive seats surrounding the ring...

-beginning to Watch in rapt attention... -[ Bell Dings ] as the action from this bout galvanizes the arena.

[ I naudi ble ] That Was another big round, the second in a roW... for Cesar Dominguez.

So a rare opportunity here to shoW What they've got for a WorldWide audience, and the tWo fghters, for the moment, making the most ofit, at least in terms of entertainment. [ Bell Dinging ]

... the middle rounds ofa scheduled ten-rounder... betWeen Cesar Dominguez and Vince Boudreau.

Dominguez, right in control With both hands again. There 's a right-hand shot by Boudreau.

[ CroWd Booing ] Referee calls time and Warns Boudreau... against using his elboW, one ofthe oldest tricks in the book.

[ Continues, Indistinct ]

Both fghters having their moments-- another Dominguez rally--

[ Man ] Get 'em up! Get 'em up! [ I naudi ble ]

[ I naudi ble ] Arena beginning to fll up.

Some ofthe HollyWood stars Who are here for this big occasion... starting to line the seats at ringside and beginning to pay attention...

[ I naudi ble ] to the spirited battle in front ofthem.

[ Man ] Move, move, move! [ Bell Dings ]

?? [ Woman Vocalizing ]

Step away from the jab. Counter with a left hook, okay?.

You're the champ, amigo. There you go. There you go. I knew that.

[ Man ] J ust stay on 'im. J ust stay on 'im. Stay on 'im.

[Bell Dings ]

[ I ndistinct ] Go to work.

[ I ndistinct ] Okay. All right.

Six! Seven! [Man ] Come on.

Eight! Nine!

Let's go. [AnnouncerSpeaking, Indistinct ]

[Bell Dings ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Gasping ]

J ust relax. Put your arms down. Put your arms down. Relax your arm. All right, now.

He's gettin' tired in there. I Wantyou to put more pressure on him. Just put pressure on him.

Uh-huh. [ Vince ] You ever hear that expression, "A man could build a thousand bridges and suck one dick.

To the World, he's not a bridge builder. He's a cocksucker. "

[Jesse ] You got it. You got it.

He 's a cocksucker. You okay?.

Cocksucker. All right. Get on him. Get on him.

Smash his face. Smash his brains. Go for it. [ Bell Dings ]

Holy shit. [ Mumbling, I ndistinct ]

[ Moaning ]

[ Indistinct ]

Go, go!

[ Indistinct ]

[Bell Dings ] All right. You been doin' good. You're doin' good.

I wantyou to keep pressure on him. Don't back off ofhim. Just keep pressure on him.

??[Woman Vocalizing]

I Wantyou to keeppressure on him. I Wantyoupushing him.

?? [ Vocalizing Continues ]

Jesus.

[Bell Dings ] Let's go. Box.

[ CroWd Cheering ]

[ Referee ] Hey, hey, hey, hey. Let's keep those punches up.

[ Bell Dings ] [ I naudible ]

? I get a little feelin' deep doWn inside ?

?? [ Continues, Indistinct ]

[ Bell Dings ]

Stay down! [ Referee ] Two!

Three! Four!

Five! Six!

Seven! Eight!

N i ne! You okay?. Step to me.

Come on! Get up! [ Lampley ] What a tremendous punch by Boudreau, and it'sjust impossible to imagine Dominguez getting up from that.

Three! Four! Five! Get your ass up.

Come on, Cesar. Get up. All right. Okay. Okay. Come on, Jesse.

[ Grunting ] Seven!

Referee Darrell Foster in close, continuing to count. Eight! Nine!

And Dominguez is up again! You okay?. Yeah.

Step to me.

Let's go! Box!

[ Bell Dings ] [ Referee ] Okay, break, break, break!

Whoo!

[ I ndistinct ] [ Muttering, Indistinct ]

Head back. Head back.

Sit down. Listen. Suck it up.

All right. This is it now. -J ust relax.

[Lupe ] Ginsberg, he's fne. He's okay. It'sjust a scratch.

[ Ginsberg] I have to look at this cut.

[Lampley] Ring doctor Velvo Ginsberg... checking closely to see Whether Boudreau is able to continue. Let me look at it.

Spit it out. Al I ri ght, Vi nce. How many fi ngers do you see?.

Vince, how many fingers?. Ah.

Three. It's not good. I'll let him go one more round.

Darrell, let's let it go one more. You can still slip the jab... and counter it with a hook.

Got it?. Catch him with a hook. Catch him with a hook.

Let me see him.

Let me see him. Let me see him. Can you see my fingers?. Yes, sir.

How many doyou see?. Two.

All right. He's doing fine. Just keep it up.

[Lampley] I guess he got the right ansWer. They're gonna let it go on.

[Jesse ] You're doin'good. [Bell Dings ]

[ Bell Dings ]

[ Bell Dings ]

You're the man. This is your night, okay?. You knock him out, it's a title shot, man.

Knock him out, title shot. You understand that?

TWo more rounds. This is the night. You can do it. No mercy. No mercy. Go for it.

[ I ndisti nct ] You got it. You got it.

[ Bell Dings ]

[ Growls ] [ Referee ] Fight!

[ Lampley ] Round nine ofWhat has clearly been the fght ofthe year.

Back and forth they go. [ Indistinct ]

Another perfect shot, and Boudreau hits the canvas!

[ Cesar ] Don't get up!

[Joe, Faint ] Get up! Get up! Get up!

[ I ndisti nct ] [ Referee ] Four!

Five! Six!

[ I ndisti nct ] Seven!

Eight! Nine! Up, up, up, up!

You okay?. Step to me.

All right. Step to me.

Let's go. Box!

[Lampley Continues, Faint ]

Come on! Take Califa down!

Fight yourway out. That's it. That's it. Tie him up.

Tie him up. That's it. That's it. Tie him up. Hang in there.

Okay. Break, break. All right. Break! Break! Box.

Box yourself out. Get out of that goddamn corner. Get out of there!

Double up on him!

Right, right, right, right. Get outta there. Get out of the corner. Get out.

Yeah!

See that?. Did you see that?.

[ Growling ] [Bell Dings ]

[Lampley] Nine rounds in the books. Three minutes to go... in this epic battle betWeen tWo fghters...

Who before tonight had been completely forgotten by boxing fans.

I t's too dam n close, okay?. I fyou want the title shot, you gotta knock him out.

You gotta knock him out, take him out! Take it to him!

[ Grunts ]

This is a war. Where you goin'?.

I can't watch this anymore. Ohh, tough girl.

Fuckyou.

What round is this?. It's the last round, baby. Three more minutes.

Last round, baby. Get 'im. Yeah.

You want the title shot, you gotta knock him out. You gotta knock him out, take him out.

Finish him off. AndnoWhere comes the tenth andfnal round... in a bout Which has had everything.

They've knocked each other doWn. You go for it, man.

You take it to him, and you stick it to him. They've bruised each other.

Put El Califa on the fuckin' canvas and don't ever let him get back up!

Title shot! Title shot! It's your night! Go get 'em, baby. Go get 'em.

[Lampley] And Vince Boudreau gets ready to come out. Vince, get over there... and kick his ass!

[Lampley]...bloody mask. Dominguez doesn't look much better.

Both men have had their moments in the fght. Let's go. Touch gloves.

Both have been doWn more times than We can count.

The croWd on its feet at ringside.

This isn't a boxing match anymore. It's a Pier 6 braWl.

Both men unloading poWer shots over and over... in a fnal desperate effort to knock the opponent out.

They Were friends this morning, but this is another World noW.

The tenth round of What has been a brutal and debilitating bout.

Boudreau's head snapped back by another Dominguez right hand.

And noW-- [ Continues, Indistinct ]

Body shots coming back from Boudreau.

And doWn goes Dominguez. And Boudreau continues to punch him as he goes doWn to the canvas.

Break! Break! Stop punchi ng! Break!

Get out of here, Boudreau. Get in a neutral corner.

-...fnally manages to Wrestle them apart. [Man ] Don't stop it.

[Referee ] Three! Four!

Get up. Five!

Come on. Get up. Cese, get up! Six!

Get up. Come on. Get up. Seven!

Come on, Cesar! Cesar!

Eight! And up gets Cesar!

[ Sighs ] He cannot get enough ofthis punishment.

Step to me. Yes, sir.

Let's go. Box!

[Lampley] Less than tWo minutes to go.

[ Lupe ] Come on, baby. Come on. Let's go, baby.

...his right-hand shot backs Boudreau up all the Way across the ring.

And Boudreau goes doWn! And that's Dominguez! [ Shouti ng, I ndisti nct ]

And noW it's Boudreau Who punches back from his knees.

[Joe ] Vince, get up!

Vi nce, get up. Get up!

Don't stop! He's fine! Vince, you're fine, right?.

[ Panting ] Four!

Get up and beat that Mexican's ass! Five!

Six! Don't fuckin'stop this!

Seven!

Eight! Hey, Vince! Vince!

Vince! You okay? Box!

[ I ndistinct ] Let's go.

Knock his ass out!


Stop the fight. Stop the fight! Hey.

Stop the fight!


[Bell Dinging]

[Lampley] There's the bell! There's the bell! That's it.

And the conclusion to this epic battle... betWeen Vince Boudreau and Cesar Dominguez.

Years from noW, the real fght fans Will be telling each other they Were here... to see this bout.

You're ki nd of a good fi ghter, you know?. You ai n't bad either.

I think I won, man. I think I won.

[ Woman ] ? Mmm ?

? Oh-ooh ?

? Mmm ??

Vince! Vince!

You Were amazing. You Were great.

[ Chuckles ] [Lupe ] Good fght, Vince.

Cesar! Cesar!

Cesar! Hey.

You were brilliant. I -I was?.

Brilliant. You really think so?.

[ Kisses ]

See you later!

All right. Thankyou.

[Bell Dings ]

Ladies and gentlemen, before we go to the scorecards, a round of applause please for these two fighters.

This was one hell of a war!

[ Crowd Cheering ]

And now the official scoring. Judge Harrison Pearl... scores the bout 96-95.

He has it for Boudreau. What'd I tell ya?. What'd I tell ya, huh?.

You got it. You got it. [ Cheering ]

Judge Abrams Harlems scores it 96-95 for Dominguez.

[CroWd Cheering] [Jesse ]All right. All right.

[ Muttering ]

Andjudge Steve De Roshe scores the bout...

95-95.

This bout is a draw!


Great job. Great job.

This gentleman from the commission's got your check right here.

You guys put on a hell of a show out there, a hell of a show.

It wasn't a show. It was a fight. Yeah, I know.

What is this?. It-It says 24,000. The deal was 50,000.

Promoter's fee, attorney's fee. Your cornermen need taking care of.

All these deductions were in the contractyou signed. [ Cesar] Vince. Hey.

Vince, did you see this, man?. 24,000. Yeah.

I mean, where is the rest?. Boilerplate, fellas. Boilerplate.

Boilerplate. What does that mean?. It's good.

Listen to me. Listen to me. Joe Domino Was very impressed With your performance tonight.

That's the good news. Bullshit.

He wants to work with you boys again. You guys are back in his good graces.

What-What do you mean?. Rematch?. Something to talk about.

What-What about the title shot?. Lots to talk about.

Rematch?. Who knows, huh?. Look. Tyson's comin' out. Good job, you guys.

I gotta go. You guys got great seats for the main event, and you take care of that eye.

You don't wanna end up lookin' like me. I'll seeya up there.

Great job, guys. Great job. Come on, son. Let's go to the hospital.

We'll take care ofit right noW. We'll do a goodjob. We'll get it over With.

Thanks. I can't believe this.

?? [ Woman Vocalizing]

[Lampley] So once again, Tyson versus Rusticoff... turns out to be a 52-second fsted pay-per-vieW fraud.

And Tyson has another, quote, victory, unquote.

?? [ Piano ]

Hey, Hank. When Was the last time you made that much money that fast?

Pretty quick, huh?. Have anythi ng on it?. Sure did. Thanks.

Hey, Dick. Glad you could make it. Hi, Hank. How are you?.

Patricia.

Hey, Hank. How are you?. How are you?.

Enjoy the fight?. A little fast. It was too fast.

[ Chattering, Indistinct ]

[ Both Speaking Foreign Language ]

[ Laughs ]

Would you excuse us, please?. Rudy, would you see that Grace's friend here gets a drink?.

Oh, yeah. [ Woman ] Oh. Ciao.

[ Foreign Language ]

How doyou likeyour suite, honey?. I haven't been thereyet.

I could takeyou up on the, uh, private elevator.

Ifyou don't mind, I would love to showyou the plans... of my product idea, the periscope I was telling you about?.

It's upside-down.

Interesting. Very interesting.

[ Groans ] Vince, I don't know about this, man. Really.

Hey, hey, this'll work. Trust me.

Thousand, red. Right here.

[Ball Rolling] [Vince ] You gotta bet some to Win some.

[Dealer] Eleven, black.

-Jesus Christ. Hey, hey, hey.

No problem. Let's double the bet. Two thousand, red.

What-What ifyou play black?

No, the odds'll kick in, all right?. -Just to try it?.

The odds?. The odds.

[Ball Rolling] Oh, okay. The odds. All right.

Thirty-five, black. Ohh. Foo. Sh--

Okay. Three thousand, red.

The dress is a Bardot thing.

I knew Brigitte Bardot. I bet you did.

You know what, man?. I don't like taking off without saying good-bye to Grace.

This is not right. She deserves better than us.

Certainly better than you. [ Chuckles ]

Hey, after tonight, the wayyou hit, I got new respect for fags.

Vince, Vince, I-- I am not a fag, you know?.

I mean, that's a very primitive way ofthinking.

No, no, no, no. I'm saying, ifyou were a fag, ifyou were-- You know, it's okay.

You know, ifyou were a fag.

Rudy, get this bitch out ofhere.

Uh, Security. Yes, sir?

Take the bitch out. Don't touch me!

[ Gasps ]

All right. J ust leave me alone.

Guys, wait! Where you goin'?.

Get in the back. I'm driving.

Yeah, yeah. What are you doin'?. Get in the back.

[ Cesar] In the back.

??[Woman Vocalizing]

Grace, did you go to the party?.

Mm-hmm. Didn't like it.

Why do rich men thinkwomen'll sleep with them just 'cause they got dough?.

A woman would rather have a poor guy that knows how to make love to her... than a rich guy who doesn't.

Am I wrong?. Uh, oh--

No. Maybe not " poor" poor, but moderatelywell off would be okay.

Moderatelywell-off guy who's a good lay... and who ain't threatened by a woman who wants to run her own company.

Yeah. I gotta be my own boss. That's clear.

I can't work for anybody. I just wanna hit 'em all the time.

Let me see.

Hey, you know with these new product ideas I got, I'm gonna look for money in L.A.

I like L.A. Yeah.

Most people don't, but I do.

What about an extremely poor guy who's a moderately good lay?.

No?. Well, just curious.

So where wereyou guys?.

Oh, we went out, walked around the pool, talkin' to people-- We were just hanging around.

Got anything left?. Thirteen grand.

You still owe me five. Can I payyou two and oweyou the rest?.

Sure. That's good.

I got 1 1,000. Vince's fucking system.

Hey, hey. Look at it this way.

This is moneywe didn't have when we woke upyesterday, right?.

Yeah. [ Mumbles ] Huh?. [ Chuckles ]

Grace, who doyou think won the fight, Vince or me?.

I think it was a fair decision.

Fair. Okay. Fine.

Did you hear those people cheering for us, man?.

That was great, wasn't it?. That was fucking great.

Oh, that was great. That was fucking great, man.

[ Vince ] Yeah. It was great.

[ Clicks Tongue ] Yeah.

I loveyou guys.

?? [Rap Beat]

[Man ] ? Come on? [ Chorus ] ? When I Wake up in the morning, love ?

? And myheart is flled With pain ?

? LordJesus ? ? The sun I have up on my face is all ?

? Mm-mm ? ? Can't see the sunshine from the rain ?

? ButJesus ? ? When I think ofyou ?

[ Man Laughs ] ? That's right ?

[ Chorus ] ? When the World's all right With me ?

? Lord,just one thought ofyou ?

? Hallelujah ? ? Then I knoW it's gonna be ?

? A lovely day ? ? Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ?

? Lovely day, lovely day lovely day ?

[ Man ] ? Thank you,Jesus ? Come on. ? Lovely day ?

[ Woman ]? A lovely day ? ? Lovely day, lovely day ?

? Lovely day, lovely day ?

? It's gonna be a lovely, lovely day ? ? Lovely day, lovely day ?

? Let's sing it ? ? Lovely day, lovely day ?

? Gonna be a lovely day ?

? Gonna be a lovely day, yeah ? ? A lovely day, yeah ?

? A lovely day, yeah ? [ Man ] ? That's right, that's right ?

? Sun 's shinin ', birds chirpin '? ? That's right, that's right ?

? The birds are flyin '? ? Come on, come on ?

? A lovely day ? [ Chorus ]? A lovely day, yeah ?

[ Man ]? Hallelujah ? ? It's gonna be a lovely day ?

[ Chorus ] ? A lovely day, yeah, a lovely day ?

[ Man ]? Come on, come on ? ? A lovely day, yeah ?

? Thank you,Jesus ? ? A lovely day, yeah lovely day, yeah ?

? Lovely day, yeah ??

?? [ Piano, Tempo SloWs ]

[ Woman ] ? No complaints and no regrets ?

? I still believe ?

? In chasing dreams ?

? And placing bets ?

? For I have learned?

? That all you give ?

? Is all you get ?

? So give it all you've got ?

? I had my share I drank my fll ?

? And even though I'm satisfed?

? I'm hungry still ?

? To see What's doWn another road?

? Beyond the hill ?

? And do it all again ?

? So here's to life ?

? And everyjoy it brings ?

? Here's to life ?

? To dreamers and their dreams ?

? May allyour storms ?

? Be Weathered?

? And all that's good?

? Get better ?

? Here's to life ?

? Here's to love ?

? Here's to you ??