Body and Soul
Starring: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Jayne Kennedy, Muhammad Ali,
Peter Lawford, Mike Gazzo, Perry Lang, Kim Hamilton
Director: George Bowers
In the gritty underworld of professional boxing, a young fighter's fierce struggle to
beat the odds packs an intensely dramatic one-two punch.
Leon Johnson (Leon Isaac Kennedy), an amateur Golden Gloves champ is forced to enter the professional
arena when his younger sister's expensive medical treatment financially burdens his family. With the
help of Muhammad Ali, Leon learns the ropes, but just as swiftly becomes caught up in his own hype.
Captivated by greed, Leon is absorbed in the deceitful promises of the crooked fight promoter Big Man (Peter Lawford),
and not only loses the woman he loves (Jayne Kennedy)but also succumbs to the corruption he vowed would never change him. At the pinnacle
of Leon's meteoric rise to champion, Big Man threatens to take it all away and the fighter soon realizes that he is trapped in the empty
world of the ring.
Determined to right the wrongs he committed, Leon must win much more than the championship bout.
He must fight a desperate battle to win back his life.