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Rocky II (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 15 June 1979 (USA)
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

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Leonard Gaines ...
Agent
Sylvia Meals ...
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Meat Foreman
Al Silvani ...
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Director
Stu Nahan ...
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Jerry Ziesmer ...
Salesman
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Storyline

Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight? Written by Film_Fan

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Once he fought for a dream. Now he's fighting for love! See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the commercial filming scene, the clapper-board reads "Director: John Pleshette", the real name of the actor playing the director. Also, Duke (Apollo's Trainer), the Agent and the Meat Foreman (played by Tony Burton, Leonard Gaines and Frank McRae respectively) are all referred to by their real Christian names in the script, while the Referee is introduced as Lou Fillipo, again the real-life name of the actor (who is also a professional fight referee). See more »

Goofs

During the fifteenth round, Rocky lands a left hook and Apollo Creed is knocked down. Rocky falls as the result of his own punch. The referee begins to count both fighters out. The referee would only be counting Apollo Creed out because Rocky's punch knocked him to the canvas. According to the rules of boxing, Rocky should not be in danger of being counted out because he was not struck by a punch. Rocky was off balance and so the referee would rule it as a slip. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: [reading aloud from a book, slowly] "'It's no time to cuss me,' snarled the robber. 'By God, fellas, grab your rifles and take color... cover.'" How's that sound?
Adrian: It's good.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah?
Adrian: Mmmhmm.
Rocky Balboa: Ya know, bein' a good reader's gonna help me get a good office job, ya know. Wanna hear some more?
Adrian: I can't wait.
Rocky Balboa: OK. "'There ain't no cover, Smokey,' said Brad Lincoln. 'We better head for the canyon.'"
Adrian: You read nice.
Rocky Balboa: Thank you. You lie nice!
Adrian: Thank you.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Fly Now
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
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Makes you want to go the distance and hit someone :D
15 November 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Rocky II is the second installment in the Rocky series. One of my friends told me that I have to see the Rocky movies because they are very good and every movie fan should just see them. I'm also just interested in seeing what the hype was about. I actually was very surprised on how much I enjoyed the first Rocky. It had entertainment and was very inspirational.

Rocky II dove a little more into what Rocky himself is all about. Obviously, from the first Rocky movie, he was just a punk off the streets who just got "lucky" according to Apollo, his competitor. In Rocky II, he and Apollo decide they want a rematch to see who is the real winner and fighter of the world since it was a draw match from the first Rocky. Also, Rocky marries Adrien and has a son with her. I did enjoy Rocky II, and I'm very much looking forward to the third one. I heard Mr. T is the star! :D

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