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 ... 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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No mas. No surrender. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Robin Durán, Roberto Durán's real-life son, makes a cameo in the movie in the scene when Durán finds out that General Omar Torrijos was killed. See more »

Goofs

Some of the cars in the film are wrong for the period. For example, when Roberto first meets Felicidad it is supposed to be in 1971 but they walk past a green Chevy Malibu model that was not built until 1973. Also, set in 1971, Roberto is leaning back trying to look cool for Felicidad and there is a Ford Granada parked on the street. The Ford Granada was not built until 1975. See more »

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Duran vs. Buchanan
by Angelo Milli
© 2015 Sony Classical
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'No mas'
15 December 2016 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz has captured the true story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán and has been able to turn this rags to riches to dissipation and back story into far more than just a boxing story. This is a film that focuses on the interpersonal and professional relationship between a fighter and his trainer and it works well.

The story is a rise, fall and rise again story of legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramírez) who climbed into notoriety in 1968 as a 16 year old in his first controversial appearance at Madison Square Gardens. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) 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): he was retiring from boxing. By the time of his actual retirement in 2002 at the age of 50, he had 199 fights under his belt with 103 wins and four titles as a lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight. The film however focuses on his relationship with legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) whose own exploits in the boxing world made him the first trainer to be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

The cast is splendid – and in addition to Ramirez, Raymond, and De Niro there are fine supporting roles by Ana de Armas as Roberto's wife, Rubén Blades as Carlos Eleta, John Turturro as Frankie Carbo, Pedro Perez as Plomo, and Ellen Barkin as De Niro's wife, and Reg E. Cathey as Don King.

For boxing fans and for those who respect the history of sports this film is a must. But beyond the boxing and historical aspects, the interacting between Ramírez and De Niro is richly rewarding and Oscar worthy performances. Grady Harp, December 16


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Country:

Panama | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hands of Stone See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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