Bound by Blood
Chris Cones plays Trevor Thomas, a child from a broken home befriended by Johnny Choi, portrayed by Eichenberg. The two become friends at an early age on the playground when younger Johnny "bails out" Trevor in a fight with some bullies. This is when we learn that Trevor is a powerful person with little control over his temper and self-restraint. Johnny introduces Trevor to his father, portrayed by Senior Grandmaster Young P. Choi. As a traditional Korean martial arts instructor, Master Choi works to stress discipline and control to his students through Tae Kwon Do. Accepting Trevor as his student, Master Choi soon becomes the only father figure in the troubled boy's life, trying to teach him the same Korean cultural values he imparts upon Johnny and Lauren.
Trevor and Lauren develop a relationship, which grows into marriage. Johnny, who has pursued a career as a narcotics detective, welcomes Trevor as his brother-in-law. However, Trevor still has a tenuous relationship with Master Choi, who disapproves of Trevor's "questionable" ethics, as he has been known to throw fights to earn extra money. Once a rising star in the world of professional kickboxing, Trevor's temper costs him dearly and contributes to his fall from grace.
As we meet Johnny and Trevor again, now in their thirties, we see their relationship has reached a turning point. Trevor and Lauren are expecting their first child, and Johnny is working on a dangerous assignment, trying to take apart an Ecstasy ring that is flooding local high schools. Lauren insists her father and husband reconcile before their daughter is born, but neither is ready to take that step.
Bent on revenge, Trevor goes on a rampage and winds up in police custody. Johnny tries to take the path of law and order but makes very little progress. When the two remember what Master Choi taught them, they find the strength to work together and face their demons.
In the end, Johnny and Trevor enlist the help of other martial artists to help defeat "The Voice" and take down his drug ring. Trevor shows that he has finally learned to control his temper and find restraint even in the depths of anger and revenge. Johnny learns that he can accept that sometimes you can bend the rules without breaking them. As the movie ends, Master Choi returns to his students with Johnny and Trevor by his side.