A cheap martial arts movie filmed in the Philippines, LIVE BY THE FIST was intended for undemanding action fans and contains little to satisfy even its target audience.
Somewhere in the Philippines, former Navy SEAL John Merill (Jerry Trimble) tries to stop four men from raping a woman. Instead, one of them kills her and the rest accuse Merill of the crime. He's tried, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment on hellish Bolera Island, which is run by
sadistic Warden Acost (Vic Diaz) and his henchman Vargas (Roland Dantes). A surprise visit from human rights activist Helen Ferris (Laura Albert) puts them under pressure to find a stolen ledger that details ...