Though not entirely successful, this charming comedy works thanks to the strong performances of its three leads and a conscious effort to avoid standard plot twists. Bobby Barbato (Michael Keaton), star player for a fictitious Chicago pro hockey team, becomes involved with Denise DeLeon
(Maria Conchita Alonso), a pretty unwed mother, and her 11-year-old son, Louis (Ajay Naidu), after the boy is party to an attempted mugging of the hockey player. Bobby has never been one for commitment, but he finds himself grudgingly falling in love with Denise, who is menaced by Lupo (D.V. De
Vincentis), a brutal teenage gang leader in the rough neighborhood she is determined to l...