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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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There is one fight left. He must win it with his hands...she must win it with her heart. See more »

Genres:

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  »

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 »

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The shape and size of Rockys sweat mark on his chest throughout the running scene with the kids See more »

Quotes

[to Apollo, about a rematch with Rocky]
Duke: He's all wrong for us, baby. I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you. Now we don't need no man like that in our lives.
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TWO KINDS OF LOVE
Words and Music by Frank Stallone
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User Reviews

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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