Vision Quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler Louden Swain decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize ... See full summary »
A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »
Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time. Written by
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
Two scenes were written that do not appear in the final cut of the film: a scene where Rocky visits his gym with Apollo Creed as a photo op and Rocky beats up Dipper, the fighter who took his locker earlier in the story and a scene the night of the big fight in the locker room between Rocky and Adrian. The locker room scene was at least filmed because production stills from it exist. See more »
Rocky (who is supposed to be left handed) uses right hand to write down info on collections he is supposed to make in two scenes and to turn dial on combination lock at beginning of movie. However, just because Rocky boxes Southpaw does not mean he is necessarily left-handed. See more »
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
See more »
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone". See more »
In 1976, Sylvester Stallone was unknown in the acting world. He pleaded to MGM to let him play the lead character in a story he wrote himself over a period of 10 years. That same year, a handful of other timeless movies were released creating dominating competition for Rocky. Those being "All the Presidents Men", "Network" and "Taxi Driver" which are all excellent movies in their own respect.
The chances of Rocky beating those great movies to become Best Picture are direct parallels of how small of a chance the character of Rocky Balboa had to fight with the champ, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
Not only does Rocky evoke inspired emotions from the viewers who have a heart and soul, but Rocky resembles many of us who feel like life is against us sometimes. This movie was made on a very low budget compared to the other Winkler-Chartoff masterpiece "Raging Bull" which had the typical Hollywood fund with Marty Scorcese as the director. Many argue that Raging Bull beats Rocky...It is all opinion. Personally, I can watch both movies and say "Wow, that was great" and share equal respect for the masterpiece they both share. They are both different movies. One is based on a true story, and the other has such a legacy that the name "Rocky Balboa" is an automatically recognized name in American culture.
This is my favorite movie of all-time because I feel better about myself after every viewing. I don't know about you, but that to me has to mean something.
The character that is "Rocky" has made a profound affect on many peoples lives and has proved that anyone who is anyone can over come a struggle in life no matter what the exact problem is.
102 of 117 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?