- Acclaimed Flop: It got a fifteen-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, but it opened to mixed reviews and poor results when it opened in August at the end of a really disappointing summer movie season in 2016.
- Box Office Bomb: Budget, $24 million. Box office, $5 million.
- Dueling Works: With three other movies for a change: Creed, Southpaw, and Bleed for This; all boxing movies focusing on the drama and psychological aspects of the ring released in 2015/16. Bleed for This in particular was this for Hands of Stone, as both were biopics of real-life boxers (Bleed for This being about Vinny Pazienza), while Creed and Southpaw are fictional accounts, Creed being the latest installment of the Rocky film series.
- Fake Nationality: Óscar Jaenada from Spain plays Chaflán from Panamá.
Trivia / Hands of Stone