Jungleland walter Kaminski (a former professional boxer) and Stanley Kaminski (a former con and Lion’s idealistic manger) are employed in a menial job at an industrial sewing facility. In the evening, they participate in underground boxing fights, and occupy a dilapidated house in the slums in Fall River, Massachusetts with their greyhound, Ash. Stanley is in debt for $2,000 to “Pepper” who is a local criminal. Pepper then allows the money to be used to purchase a horse for the next battle of Lion. Pepper arrives to watch the fight, and Lion realizes that Stanley had placed a bet on him winning. Lion is furious and throws the fight. Pepper is furious at the fighting, slays Stanley however, he recognizes the power of Lion because of his skill. He suggests that they repay the loan by performing the task of driving Sky and a girl from Nevada and later pay their debts by making Lion be a part of an underground fight in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Having no choice, Stanley agrees and Pepper offers him cash as well as an SUV and a pistol. On their journey, they stop off at a bar in which Sky is a friend to Lion while Stanley is having a fling with a woman who he had was with in their hotel. Sky makes a scene by narcotics Lion with Xanax in order to steal his car keys. She crashes the vehicle and runs off before Stanley catches up to her. Stanley locks her up in their hotel room, and calls Pepper to inquire about the situation. Stanley is angry to discover that she is being taken to Yates the gangster, who is dangerous who has been in past dealings.
Sky asks Stanley and Lion not to drive her to Reno, saying Yates could kill her, but Stanley retorts by saying that Pepper could take them all to Reno in the event that they don’t. The three take the vehicle to a local garage , but they aren’t able to come up with enough cash to cover the repairs. Stanley finds out that Sky is actually Mary McGinty, and that her family resides in Gary. They travel by taxi to meet her family to request money, pretending to be churchgoers to the strict religious family. Her mother makes them go after insulting Sky and making fun of her for the ” sinful path” she’s chosen to follow. They take refuge in an abandoned school until the next day and there Sky and Lion continue to bond, and Lion is the first to reveal the brothers’ dream to open the doors of a dry cleaning business. Sky asks questions about the relationship between the two brothers, observing that Stanley treats Lion as a servant not a brother, regularly placing him in danger which Lion objects to. The two return to the garage in the morning and agree to take the car in the event that Lion beats both of them in a street fight. The reluctant Lion agrees and handily beats them both. The three travel across the country and stop to get lunch at a restaurant where Lion accuses Stanley of using him for his own benefit. Stanley is angry and reminds Lion of the sacrifices that he has made in order to help Lion however, he counters by revealing his arthritis and difficulty getting his hands moving and remembering things due to the fighting he’s had to endure. The two are kicked out of the restaurant after Ash is barking at the same time. Stanley is punched by an angry customer , and the SUV is towed. Jungleland HD
Stanley without money or transport, sells Ash in the restaurant to a father/son , without telling Lion. Lion attacks him. They board a bus for Reno. Sky and Lion are dropped off in Carson City in Nevada. Stanley, who is asleep, wakes up in Reno. Yates’ men are able to kidnap him because he hasn’t delivered Sky. In a bar, Lion insists on Sky to run away with him, having fallen in love with Sky after falling for her. Sky is not interested and they engage in sex in the bathroom, where Lion discovers that Sky is pregnant with Yates baby. She leaves, leaving Stanley’s gun and some money with him. He uses it to get to Reno. He stumbles upon Yates’ hideout and is able to torture Stanley. Then, he executes Yates. The freed Stanley declares that they could escape together, and not have to go to San Francisco, but Lion is determined to fight in Jungleland. He is reluctantly able to join him and, prior to the fight he weeps, apologizing for the hurt he caused Lion. Lion forgives him, and gives him the ring robe designed by Sky as a parting gift and Stanley is impressed by. The two walk into the ring, and Lion fights well however, he gets distracted and was knocked down. An unhappy Stanley pleads with Lion not to get up, saying that they can take a different path in their lives, however Lion gets up regardless and wins the fight with a stunning victory. But, the police storm the venue and Stanley decides to go down and let the police detain him in order in order to allow Lion the chance to collect the money. Whilst Lion revels in his victory and Stanley is taken away in handcuffs, Sky arrives at the venue and the two meet when the credits begin to start to roll.