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This is a biographical sports movie regarding the career of the former professional boxer Panamanian Roberto Durán. It is written by director Jonathan Jakubowicz. The movie received mixed critical reviews and sad to say, but the movie was not a financial victory.
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The Story Line:
The movie followed the life event of Roberto Durán, the Panamanian boxing legend who created in 1968 his professional boxing debut at the age of 16-year-old but retired at age 50 in 2001. He grew up in Panama, where he was homeschooled by Chaflan, the one that taught him some of the significant lessons in life. Later then, Duran joined with Nestor "Plomo" Quiñones boxing club and he became his coach. When he reached 20, the US legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel, noticed Roberto's punching power and raw talent and brought the young boxer under his wing. He was someone that nearly mislaid his life right after being attacked in New York City by the unknown attacker in 1953, but now stayed with wife Stephanie after becoming his coach. After some time, Durán encounter Felicidad, a student with whom he has five children.
After his fights in between years 70s and 80s, uprising through the categories with phenomenal victory, having one loss, he then challenged Sugar Ray Leonard, who was then popular as being called the "Fighter of the Year." But, Durán was disrespectful with Leonard, relating him as the "clown" that attempts to duplicate the styles of Muhammad Ali, but punches like a lady, and predicts confidently himself for a knockout win. One evening, Durán confronted Leonard in the front of his wife and insulted him by tagging him as a "homosexual." The happening frustrated Ray and Durán's stiff feelings over Ray, on the other hand appear to stem from the resentment of the Americans in general, since he recalled the ill-dealings meted out by Americans to the state of Panama, recalling how the US troops takes over the state by owning the Canal Panama, heading to tensions in between the both sides in 1964.
The Writers’ View:
The movie is a pleasant surprise for everyone to relapse and experience the peak of boxing. Way back before the internet came in, there was a place and a time when events just like boxing happened, particularly when Roberto Duran was fighting, Panama came to stand still. Everybody was tuned in their TV for the event. When he made the fight, there will moments when it seems that the state will erupt with glee for victory and the nation are all sounding their pans and pots. During those days, the movie will be showcased in an adequate manner. There had been usually clichés taking place, but the movie's liveliness will transcend the usual predictable plot point story to make you engage enough and be care of with the characters.
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