The film “Hands of Stone” tells the story of legendary Roberto Duran and his coach Ray Arcel as well as how they have changed their lives to each other. It’s a story of love and passion in the heart of Boxing’s Golden Age, centered on the rivalry between Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Robert de Niro – winner of two Academy Awards – plays the legendary coach Ray Arcel, a Harlem Jew who became Boxing Hall of Fame boxing coach. He trained more than two thousand fighters in a 70-year career, and none of them were seriously injured. The film presents her return after Madison’s forced mafia retirement. Arcel decides to train Duran for free, risking his own life, and begins with a journey worthy of a father-son relationship that will change him forever.
Edgar Ramirez – actor nominated for the Golden Globes – is Rodrigo “Dumn Stone” Duran. Son of an American mariner who has an affair with a native, while occupying Panama, Duran grows with a desire to avenge the pride of his country. He is fighting top American boxers in the most important North American rings. Along with him, American Ray Arcel complements his rage with intelligence and force. And their relationship bears Duran from glory and decay to salvation.
Sugar Ray Leonard, played by Usher Raymond, was the first boxer to win over $ 100 million in prizes, being considered one of the best boxers of all time. Roberto Duran was the first to defeat him, teaching him, even after his words, that boxing is a psychological sport. Both Duran and Leonard had a worthy effect of karma on each other in their course. They reach their maximum potential as opponents, in what many experts consider to be the greatest rivalry in the history of sports.