Arena is a 1989 science fiction flick set in the future when species from all over the galaxy come together to compete in a galactic fighting event. When Steve Armstrong (Paul Satterfield) finds himself stranded with no way home, he decides the best thing to do is to enter the fighting tournament. Winning the tournament and getting the prize money is his ticket back to Earth. Steve has stiff competition from species larger and stronger than he is and in case that wasn't enough to worry about, the tyrant Rogor (Marc Alaimo) has forbidden Steve to enter the competition. Despite Rogor's opposition, Steve trains hard with martial arts expert Quinn (Claudia Christian) to build the strength and self-confidence he will need to win the match. When the fighting starts, Earthling Steve draws on the training Quinn gave him as well as his own wits and cunning to give the spectators a good fight for their money.