Vinnie starts with the usual details for this type of champion: his father encouraged him at an early age, and he was trained at only 17 by Angelo Dundee, Muhammad Ali's manager and it seems he has a definite shot for the top. But Vinnie's temper and self sabotage reveals itself every time. Logan discovers finally that the loving father who encouraged his son was also a sadistic sexual predator and would make Vinnie hold a loaded revolver to his head with a promise to pull it if he didn't become Champion.
Logan is fascinated to learn that Sylvester Stallone tried managing his career, Sally Conforte, Madame of the Mustang Ranch Brothel in Nevada tried buying his career, and the mob thought they owned his career. An attempt was made on his life while fighting and speaking out against the selfish reign of the King and Queen of Thailand, but he came back. Back in the states this time the mob came after him, and Sinatra had to save his life. He saved the life of one of heads of the Medallin drug cartels, but walked away when his best friend's brains were blown by gunshot into Vinnie's mouth in a crazed and heated turf dispute. .
While Logan draws the truth from Vinnie, the truth about Logan's own life comes out and they discover what had held Vinnie from winning his whole life...in the postscript we learn that Vinnie's second father, Father Time, gave him another chance, and at 41 he won the WBF Cruiserweight Championship of the World.
This movie was set to go into production some years ago with Robert DeNiro and Mark Wahlberg, and was the impetus and the material that formed the inadvertent inspiration for several movies and TV series, including THE FIGHTER (see Mark Wahlberg's interview below, where he speaks about his disappointment when Vinnie's movie fell apart and Mark's decision to try to do a boxing movie) and many recent movies and TV series. No one before had the guts to do the whole story. Now it will be done.
It's right near the beginning of the Interview. To read a New York Daily News Article about the time when OUT ON MY FEET was being produced before, click on the below link or see the very bottom of this page for a reprint of the article, written by Bill Gallo.