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Rocky II (1979)

PG | | 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 enjoying life. He's got a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the wealth coming off the draw. 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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This time he's fighting not for glory, not for money, but for love...Once again, the Italian Stallion proves he's got what it takes. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the scene where Rocky is filming a commercial for Beast cologne, one of the chairs in the background reads Joe Spinell. Joe Spinell is the actor who plays loan shark Tony Gazzo in Rocky and Rocky II. See more »

Goofs

When Adrian holds their baby for the first time, he is crying. In the next scene as Rocky is sitting with her, the baby is sleeping peacefully. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: [after slapping Rocky in the face with his left hand] Now you didn't even see that comin', did ya? And that's comin' from a broken down punk like me. What... what do ya think the champ would do to ya?
Rocky Balboa: Hurt me bad, I guess...
Mickey: Na, he'd hurt ya permanent. *Permanent*!
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Connections

Referenced in The Newsroom: The 112th Congress (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

STREET SCAT
Words and Music by Frank Stallone
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pretty good for a sequel
18 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Imperfect, but highly entertaining sequel picks up right where the original left off. Having suffered heavy brain damage as a result of his brutal battle with the hard-hitting champion, Balboa decides to call it quits and dedicate his life to his newfound love Adrian (Shire). However the intense media hype, public mockery from the champion Creed, and a discovery that 'normal' life isn't all that it's cracked up to be draw him back into the ring for a highly publicized rematch. You have to be patient this time around as the film is slow going at first, and lacks the emotional punch of the original, but an exciting, edge of your seat climax makes it worth the wait. A good follow-up considering the impact of its predecessor. **½


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