Ken Norton was an American professional boxer, athlete, and actor. He is best remembered for his famous fight with Muhammad Ali, in which he won the first fight, but lost the next two. He was inducted into the ‘International Boxing Hall of Fame’ in 1992. As an actor, he made his film debut in an uncredited role in the 1972 drama ‘Top of the Heap.’ He had his first credited role in the historical drama ‘Mandingo’ (1975) in which he played ‘Mede.’ Some of his other films are ‘Drum ‘ (1976), ‘Delta Pi’ (1984), ‘Kiss and Be Killed’ (1993) ‘Dirty Work’ (1998), ‘Frog and Wombat’ (1998), and ‘The Man Who Came Back’ (2008). He made his TV debut on ‘The A-Team’ (1983), as ‘Jackhammer Jackson.’ His other TV appearances came in shows such as ‘Ryan’s Four’ (1983), ‘At Ease’ (1983), ‘Cover Up’ (1985), ‘Knight Rider’ (1986), and ‘Oceans of Fire’ (1986).
Two friends—Sam and Mitch—are in need of money to pay for Sam’s dad’s heart surgery. However, they both get fired, after which they come up with a great idea to make money. They start a revenge-for-hire business, which becomes a big success.
Vic Bealer is a good-looking boxer from a small Texas town, who aspires to do something big in his life. However, when opportunities present themselves, he acts too indecisive and restless to do something and take advantage of the situation. Eventually he almost becomes a part of the Olympic boxing team, but things get complicated because of his relationship with a much younger girl.
Based on the 1962 novel of the same name, this action drama film revolves around a slave, who is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.