DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release) "Ring of Death" is a gripping, explosive film revolving around an ex-cop who goes undercover as a prisoner to investigate the reason behind a string of mysterious and violent prisoner deaths. Burke Wyatt (Messner) is an ex-cop who is down on his luck. After a violent run-in on the job, he finds himself unemployed and his wife Mary (Ross) has separated from him, taking his young son (Uriah Shelton) with her. Unable to support his family, Wyatt is desperate to get his life back when he is approached by the FBI with a deal: work undercover as a convict to investigate a series of prison deaths in exchange for $250,000 and a job at the FBI. Knowing this is his chance for redemption, Wyatt immediately accepts the deal and sets out to get himself arrested. Once inside, Wyatt discovers a "fight club," masterminded by the scheming Warden Golan (Keach). Golan has set up a fighting cage complete with cameras, for viewers willing to pay the high price to watch and wager on which prisoners will make it out alive. Forced to fight like the rest to keep his cover, Wyatt must work to not only keep himself, but his opponent, alive. As Golan becomes increasingly suspicious of him, Wyatt realizes he must work quickly within the corrupt jail walls to take Golan down before he is put into a death match of his own.