After five years behind bars, convicted for the death of a young man in a clandestine brawl, Manuel “The Lion” is now out of jail and has the strong purpose of rebuilding his life and making sure that his youngest brother, Vicentico, doesn’t end up like him. However, when he returns to his neighborhood he finds out his brother is already involved in that lifestyle and is about to become the right hand of “Viking”, the exploiter that had recruited him long before.
Manuel, eager to get Vicentico on the right track, is unable to control the unfolding situations and only generates confrontation and anguish in those that surround him. Luckily he meets Silvia Pizarro, a student of Psychology of a prestigious university, who against her will and along with her friend Luisa has been sent to carry out her internship at the school Vicentico attends. Without realizing it, Silvia becomes the possibility of uniting efforts in a common task: Drive the boys away from violence, take them off the streets and help them find a better future.
Although their first encounter leads Silvia into believing that Manuel is a dangerous guy and that he is responsible for young men getting involved in underground quarrels, she eventually realizes she was wrong and that they share the same goal.
For Silvia, this is the beginning of a long path that will make her find her true calling, changes that will make her defy her family, her boyfriend Juan Antonio, and Manuel’s unstable character fueled by the rejection he feels from his neighbors for being an ex con.
Against all odds, Manuel and Silvia set up a gym called “Fist Fight” in an abandoned house. “Fist Fight” guides youngsters to practice legal boxing and at the same time becomes the meeting place where they can share all their problems and concerns. Here we will meet Angela, “The Baby”, Tania, Ana Lucía and “The Cricket”, among others. This place serves as the perfect setting for the renewal of Manuel’s hope for a better life and for Silvia to change radically, for she will have to accept she has fallen in love with Manuel as much as she has for their life changing project.
To maintain the “Fist Fight” gym running, Manuel and Silvia will undergo great difficulties while at the same time striving to make new boxing champs and trying to make “Fist Fight” accepted as the place where teens who have committed wrongful acts against justice can pay their punishment within.
In a realistic tone, with a mix of drama and humor, this series presents the daily life of a working class neighborhood, showing the problems and the everyday life of contemporary teens, with the purpose of becoming an entertaining family space where the viewer can be reflected universally.
DIRECTOR: LUIS ORJUELA
DIRECTOR UNIT 1: ROCIO CRUZ
DIRECTOR UNIT 2: MÓNICA CIFUENTES
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LUIS EDUARDO CHACÓN
PRODUCTION MANAGER UNIT 1: ENRIQUE AFANADOR
PRODUCTION MANAGER UNIT 2: MARÍA TERESA NÚÑEZ
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: CAROLINA MOSQUERA
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: VLADIMIR ROJAS
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: FRANCISCO LEGUIZAMÓN
SCRIPT: ANDREA CASTILLO
ART DIRECTOR: ANDRÉS VARGAS
MAKEUP DESIGNER: IRMA JAIMES
MAKEUP MANAGER UNIT 1: NUBIA MENDOZA
AMBIENCE MANAGER: JHON RODRIGUEZ
ASSISTANT AMBIENCE: ANDRÉS PRADA
COSTUME DESIGNER: JACKIE CAICEDO
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: CRISTINA CHACÓN
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: CAROLINA GONZÁLEZ
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ALIRIO FARFÁN
SCRIPT WRITER: DIEGO VIVANCO, JULIO HERNAN CONTRERAS Y ANDRES GUEVARA
PROPS MANAGER: MAHYCOL BOTELLO
PRODUCTION PRACTICANT: OSCAR NIÑO
SCRIPT 2: MARCELA GRAJALES
DURATION: 120 X 60" EST.
Juan Antonio is attractive, proud and conceited. Juan is addicted to gambling, although he manages to hide to all his addiction very well. He is an executive working as a stock broker. He loves money. He is bankrupt and loses his job because of his addiction, so his only hope in maintaining his high class life style is marrying Silvia, being part of her family and their business. But Silvia will change and above all, she will fall in love with Manuel. Juan teaming up with Estela will do anything to keep her close.
He is the true boxer in the neighborhood, a sport he will dedicate his life to. He is a handsome, yet dim-witted, and because of this he becomes a young father of two with different women, one of them is Luisa, the only woman he has loved. He carries a difficult relationship with his father, an aggressive man whom by being a construction worker cannot provide high means for him home. “The Baby” also has to deal with his beloved mother’s sickness. His best friend is Vicente.
Vicente has a higher interest in street fighting and the possibilities of earning easy money, than he does of going to school. Although Manuel has always been his role model, he will soon see him as an opponent and declare him war. An opportunist and a liar, Vicente takes advantage of Angela, who will fall into a deep crisis because of him. The only person for whom Vicente feels respect and fear is his mother. He is an attractive young man and filled with contrasts.
Silvia is an attractive upper class girl with a humble character who believes in hard work and striving for her goals with high hopes of success. Shortly before finishing her psychology studies she arrives to the “El Laberinto” neighborhood to comply with her internship requirements; here she will find the true meaning of life and love Silvia’s family will push her away when she admits to have fallen madly in love with Manuel. Silvia is always confronting her mother for wanting to take control over her life and career. Silvia shares a more friendly and comforting relationship with her father. Both her parents think that Juan Antonio, her long time sweetheart and fiancée, will make her happy.
“THE LION” GUERRA Tall, good looking, with a tattoo of a lion in one of his arms, Manuel has practiced boxing all his life. After spending five years in jail, he returns home to rebuild his life, taking charge of his family and preventing his brother Vicentico from following the path of street fighting that made him end up in jail. Manuel has the tendency of resorting to force to solve his problems. It is Silvia, the new school psychologist who will show him a different approach and with whom he will undertake the challenge of building a gym, with the hope that teenagers can find a better future.