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Rocky II (1979)

 -  Action | 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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Action | 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  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 3,567,129 (Sweden)
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Trivia

In one version of the screenplay, there is a flashback scene that shows Rocky first meeting Mickey and we learn Rocky's real first name: Robert. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky and Pauly are talking by the bridge, Pauly's sno-cone continually changes levels with each shot. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: [Just outside doorway of Apollo's hospital room after first fight] Yo, Apollo?
Apollo: [In hospital bed] Yeah, who is it?
Rocky Balboa: Its just me, Rocky. Listen, could you answer me one question?
Apollo: Yeah, sure
Rocky Balboa: Did you give me your best?
Apollo: Yeah... yeah.
Rocky Balboa: Thank you.
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A pretty good sequel
8 June 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Sure, Apollo was pointlessly painted as the bad guy early in the film, but this a sequel. While it is not as good as the first film, it still embodies many of the themes and hopes which made the first film so powerful. This time, the audience got what it wanted, a win for a guy who had been kicked down for so long. With more money, the film felt more lucid and better put together, which made it a whole new experience in itself. I especially enjoyed the scene where the kids are chasing Rocky, certainly one of the most complicated and time consuming shots of all time, considering all of the extras the various sequences needed. Better than an average sequel, it still pales a shade below the original film.


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