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Rocky II (1979)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  15 June 1979 (USA)
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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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Storyline

Rocky Balboa is a little-known boxer who was given a shot at the heavyweight champ, Apollo Creed. Having done much better than anyone expected, Creed demands a rematch, embarrassed by his inability to dominate the "amateur" Balboa. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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fight | rematch | training | boxer | coma | See All (161) »

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Rocky shows he's a champ...and wins! See more »

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Drama | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 3,567,129 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone began working on the Rocky III (1982) script immediately after completing Rocky II, with the intention of the series being a trilogy. Originally, he had no plans to make a fourth film. See more »

Goofs

When Apollo is on his way to the ring, his robe is done up and a towel is wrapped tightly around his neck. The scene cuts away to a shot of the ring and then cuts back to Apollo and his robe is now undone and the towel is dangling from his neck with his chest visible. The scene cuts away again and then cuts back to Apollo and his robe is done back up and the towel wrapped tightly around his neck again. It appears that they used footage from 2 different takes, one with the robe done up and the other with the robe undone. See more »

Quotes

Duke: [after round 1 of rematch with Balboa who is fighting right handed] Alright, did the switching bother ya?
Apollo: Nothin' bothered me, man, nothin' bothered me.
Duke: Well then, you should've had him! Now don't let up on this man. This man is dangerous. This man is DANGEROUS!
Apollo: This man is dangerous? I'm dangerous! I'm dangerous!
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STREET SCAT
Words and Music by Frank Stallone
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Faithful to the spirit of the original.
7 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Rocky II" isn't as wildly entertaining as the next installment (which is my favorite), and it's slightly overlong, too. But it's still an earnestly made, appealingly tender sequel. Stallone dedicates time to character development and quirky humor (the scene where he attempts to star in commercials is really funny), making the movie more suitable for viewers who prefer dialogue over action - although the actual fight is more dynamic than the one in the original.


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