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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 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 ... Juanita Leonard (as Jurnee Smollett-Bell)
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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Gael Garcia Bernal was first cast as Roberto Duran. After he dropped out, Edgar Ramirez assumed the role. See more »


Soundtracks

Get Up and Get Down
by The Dramatics
Original Release:1971 Label, Volt/Stax
Written by Tony Hester
Published by Sony Music Group
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Better than Metacritic says, very accurate to the IMDb score...
15 January 2017 | by Neil-M09See all my reviews

For a biographical movie is good, mainly because, unlike to others in this genre, the actors speaks in the languages of the real people they portraits. But for a boxing movie, at times fails with the romantic drama scenes but mainly for the over egocentric personality of the main character, Roberto Durán. Also the script doesn't show the public enough matches. The highlights of the film, obviously, is Edgar Ramirez performance, but in my opinion, gives me a mixed perspective...in one hand, a confident and charismatic Durán, in the other hand, sadly, a man who blames his father for leaving his family and uses that as an excuse for his hate to U.S.A. is kinda annoying, also he thinks he's unstoppable even with his coach, Ray Arcel, played by Robert de Niro. Despite all this, the simple script is saved by some aspects. One is the costume design, because the movie occurs in many years, and the clothes tells us the time In which the characters live. The good technical aspects, like photography, sound mixing and editing, and film editing too, gives the film a better look. In overall, this movie is better enjoyed if you seek a mix between sports, drama and romance but not at its best.


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Country:

Panama | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$4,712,792

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,978,353
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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