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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
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The only film in the Rocky series to not feature the end credits alongside a stylized visual, as they just appear as regular white text on a black backdrop. Rocky II (1979) featured the yellow and black image of Rocky and Mickey hugging next to the end credits, Rocky III (1982) featured the LeRoy Neiman painting of Rocky and Apollo behind the end credits, Rocky IV (1985) featured a montage of black and white stills of the film's events behind the end credits, Rocky V (1990) featured a montage of blue-tinted black and white stills of the major events from Rocky I through V behind the end credits, and Rocky Balboa (2006) featured both a montage of Philadelphia citizens and tourists running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art followed by an image of Rocky (or, some feel, Sylvester Stallone himself) standing alone at the edge of the steps. See more »
When Adrian enters Rocky's apartment for the first time, Rocky is wearing fingerless gloves when he removes his hat and sweater. In the very next shot when he is showing Adrian the turtles he bought, he has no gloves on. See more »
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
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The film opens with the title of the film scrolling from right to left underscored by music. However, instead of just doing the opening credits for the cast, Rocky is shown boxing. The rest of the credits appear later as Rocky is shown walking down a street, and this time there is nothing underscoring the credits. 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.
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