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Hands of Stone (2016)

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The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Ramírez ... Roberto Durán
Robert De Niro ... Ray Arcel
Usher Raymond ... Sugar Ray Leonard (as Usher Raymond IV)
Rubén Blades ... Carlos Eleta
Ana de Armas ... Felicidad Iglesias
Pedro Perez Pedro Perez ... Plomo (as Pedro 'Budú' Pérez)
Óscar Jaenada ... Chaflan
John Turturro ... Frankie Carbo
Ellen Barkin ... Stephanie Arcel
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Juanita Leonard
Yancey Arias ... Benny Huertas
Drena De Niro ... Adele
Ilza Ponko ... Clara Samaniego (as Ilza Rosario)
Anthony Molinari ... Marine Molinari
Rick Avery ... Gil Clancey
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Storyline

Follows the life of Roberto Duran, who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at age 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying 'no mas' (no more). Written by Anonymous

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The Triumphant True Story See more »


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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Panama | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manos de piedra See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,751,388, 28 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,711,736, 9 October 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During the height of his career, Roberto Duran was known to be very generous. Often handing out money to the poor in Panama. He saw himself as Robin Hood, helping the poor. Which is why he named one of his kids Robin. See more »


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Performed by Usher Raymond (as Usher Raymond IV) & Rubén Blades
Written by Raphael Saadiq,Taura Stinson, Usher Raymond IV and Rubén Blades
Usher /Usher Raymond appears courtesy of RCA RECORDS
© 2015 Sony Classical
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Get into the ring with this elevated boxing film
31 August 2016 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Caracas, Venezuela, born Director/Writer/Producer Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro express - 2005), along with producing wife Claudine (Epicentral Studios) leap from the Latin film arena to tell the true story of the raise/fall and raise again of showy Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, portrayed by the outstanding Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty). With childhood sweetheart Felicidad (Ana de Armas - War Dogs) by his side, Duran (known as "Manos de Piedra" Hands of Stone) claims the WBC welterweight title in 1980 over state-side favorite Sugar Ray Leonard (well portrayed by the at times too pretty Usher - The Voice), only to later utter the words "No mas" (no more), walking away from a rematch. Superbly guiding Duran through his life/career is training great Ray Arcel (the always terrific Robert De Niro), money man Carlos (Ruben Blades - Safe House) and childhood funny man Chaplain (Oscar Jaenada - Cantinflas). While several side stories are briefly presented, they help Jakubowicz elevate the film from just a boxing movie. Music by Angelo Mili, cinematography (Miguel Loann Litton Menz), costumes (Bina Daigeler) and set decoration by Denise Camargo and Amy Williams (especially the Disco scene) bring the film to life. Reg E. Cathey (Don King) and the younger Duran (David Arosemena) have nice smaller roles, as does one of my all time favorites Ellen Barkin (Animal Kingdom) as Ray's wife. "Get into the ring" with this elevated boxing film.


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