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Hands of Stone | A piece of boxing history

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 9:29 AM
Édgar Ramírez (left) and Academy Award winner Robert De Niro star in'Hands of Stone'.

At age 72, legendary trainer, Ray Arcel comes out of retirement to coach world-class Panamanian boxer, Roberto Durán. Arcel becomes a mentor to the ferocious fighter, convincing him that winning ultimately comes down to strategy. After scoring knockout after knockout, Duran prepares for a bout against Sugar Ray Leonard, the undefeated lightweight champion. Five months later, on November 25, 1980, the two titans meet for an infamous rematch that makes boxing history.
Hands of Stone is an American-Panamanian biographical sports film. It is directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz, and based on a book by Christian Giudice. It stars Édgar Ramírez, Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Grammy Award winners Usher and Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin, Ana de Armas, Oscar Jaenada, and John Turturro.