In the wake of a painful estrangement from hisdaughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himselfget close to anyone for a very long time--then Maggie Fitzgerald walksinto his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herselfthis far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force ofwill. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. Thelast thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility-- let alonethat kind of risk--but won over by Maggie's sheer determination, hebegrudgingly agrees to take her on. In turns exasperating and inspiringeach other, the two come to discover that they share a common spiritthat transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in eachother a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face abattle that will demand more heart and courage than any they've everknown.