After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a
local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and
enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) as his unwitting
accomplice. Walter's orphanage -- the only home he's ever known -- also
needs funds desperately. Upon overhearing Walter's predicament, Eddie
convinces the no-nonsense head nun, Sister Francesca (Malick), that
Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church's debts.
Eddie's plan: travel from town to town with Walter and enter small,
unsanctioned fighting competitions for prize money Sister Francesca
dispatches Mary (Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money
and gives Eddie a week - and a prayer - to make it happen. During their
journey across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New
Orleans, Walter discovers what life is like outside the orphanage, while
Eddie becomes morally conflicted over whether to take all the loot for
himself or keep his promise to Walter, the one person he can actually
call a friend.