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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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Drama | Sport

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Adrian's rapid hair growth...at the end of the big fight scene in Rocky (1976), her hair was at cheek length and at the beginning of right after the big fight scene in this film, her hair was shoulder length. See more »

Goofs

"Rocky vs Apollo" poster above the crowd is back-to-front in one shot revealing the fact that the film was flipped for that particular shot. See more »

Quotes

[At the wedding of Rocky and Adrian]
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Rocky Balboa, do you take Adrian Ponino to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah. Absolutely. Yes.
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Adrian Ponino, do you take Rocky Balboa to be your lawfully wedded husband?
Adrian: I do.
Rocky Balboa: Thanks.
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Then by the powers vested in me by the State of Pennsylvania, I now pronounce you man & wife.
Father Carmine: [in English] You may kiss the bride now.
Rocky Balboa: I gotta take this off.
[Rocky draws Adrian's veil back; kisses her]
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/The Pretenders (1994) See more »

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Words and Music by Frank Stallone
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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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