Directed by: Carlos Ávila
Writing credits: Phil Berger
Movie Genre: Drama/Sport
Running Time: 118 minutes
Price Of Glory is a 2000 film directed by Carlos Ávila.
Jimmy Smits returned to the big screen after a career-reviving stint on the TV series NYPD Blue with this drama about the difficult relationship between a father and his sons.
Smits plays Arturo Ortega, a man with lifelong dreams of being a contender in professional boxing.
While Arturo had the knowledge, drive, and ambition to be a champ, his career proved short-lived, and, after a brief fling with success, he's a forgotten man.
However, Arturo has instilled his passion for boxing in his three sons, who grow up learning the fine art of prizefighting.
All three boys begin competing in the ring, with Arturo as their manager and coach, but Johnny quickly shows so much promise that other managers and promoters want to take over his contract and put him on the fast track to the championship.
Arturo feels betrayed when Johnny wants to work with another manager, while his other two sons resent Johnny for turning his back on his father and wish Arturo had the same belief in their talents in the ring.
Tagline: Sometimes the toughest battles are fought in your own family.