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Rocky II -- Trailer for this classic boxing tale
Rocky II -- Thunderlips makes a spectacular self-introduction prior to a charity event.
Rocky II -- Rocky Balboa and Clubber Lang fight it out in the ring.
Rocky II -- Apollo gives Rocky his boxing shorts.
Rocky II -- Moments before entering the ring, Clubber Lang comments on his fighting strategy.


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Release Date:
15 June 1979 (USA) See more »
Rocky shows he's a champ...and wins! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa

Talia Shire ... Adrian

Burt Young ... Paulie

Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed

Burgess Meredith ... Mickey

Tony Burton ... Apollo's Trainer
Joe Spinell ... Gazzo
Leonard Gaines ... Agent
Sylvia Meals ... Mary Anne Creed

Frank McRae ... Meat Foreman
Al Silvani ... Cutman

John Pleshette ... Director
Stu Nahan ... Announcer
Bill Baldwin ... Commentator
Jerry Ziesmer ... Salesman
Paul Micale ... Father Carmine (as Paul J. Micale)
Earl Montgomery ... Employment Manager

Herb Nanas ... Employment Manager
Stuart K. Robinson ... Johnny (as Stuart Robinson)

Frank Stallone ... Singer
Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Singer (as Charles Coles)
Doug Flor ... Singer
Robert Kondyra ... Singer
James Zazzarino ... Singer
Eddie 'El Annimal' Lopez ... Fighter (as Eddie Lopez)

Taurean Blacque ... Lawyer
James J. Casino ... Chink's Manager (as James Casino)
Shaka Cumbuka ... Cornerman
Samuel Davis ... Apollo's Bodyguard
Roberto Durán ... Fighter (as Roberto Duran)
Lou Fillipo ... Referee (as Lou Filippo)
Ruth Ann Flynn ... Jewelry Sales Lady
Linda Grey ... Agent

Grainger Hines ... Emergency Room Aide
Garrie Kelly ... White Hunter

Ava Lazar ... White Hunter
Joseph Letizia ... Car Salesman
René Le Vant ... Young Lugger (as Rene Le Vant)
Tawny Little ... Reporter

Paul McCrane ... Young Patient
Sonny Melendrez ... Reporter
Tony Munafo ... Boxer

Brent Musburger ... Reporter
Ed Ness ... Timekeeper
Fred Pinkard ... Lawyer
Jane Marla Robbins ... Gloria
Hank Rolike ... Cornerman
David L. Ross ... Reporter (as David Ross)

Fran Ryan ... Adrian's Nurse
Whitney Rydbeck ... Sound Man

Shepherd Sanders ... Employment Manager (as Sheperd Sanders)
Jeff Temkin ... Ring Announcer

Allan Warnick ... Makeup Man
Charles Winkler ... Camera Assistant
James Zaza ... Emergency Room Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rutanya Alda ... Doctor Cooper (uncredited)
Ted Braverman ... Extra (uncredited)
James Emery ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Lawrence ... Ringside Color Announcer (uncredited)
Taaffe O'Connell ... Ring Girl (uncredited)

Velvet Rhodes ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... White-Haired Reporter (uncredited)
Brenda Siemer Scheider ... Ring Girl #2 (uncredited)
Butkus Stallone ... Dog (uncredited)
Seargeoh Stallone ... Robert 'Rocky' Balboa Jr. (uncredited)

Directed by
Sylvester Stallone 
Writing credits
Sylvester Stallone (written by)

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Arthur Chobanian .... associate producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler 
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Janice Hampton 
Casting by
Michael McLean 
Art Direction by
Richard Berger 
Set Decoration by
Ed Baer 
Makeup Department
Philip Goldblat .... makeup artist (as Phil Goldblatt)
Jean Burt Reilly .... hair stylist
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elie Cohn .... second assistant director
Ira H. Gallen .... second assistant director (as Ira Gallen)
Robert Odom .... dga trainee
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kevin Chambers .... swing gang
Bill Dietz .... property master
Floyd Farrington .... assistant property master
Bill Gay .... lead man (as William Gay)
Claude F. Powell .... construction coordinator (as Claude Powell)
Lambert Powell .... construction foreman
Peter R. Romero .... assistant art director (as Peter Romero)
Vernon Yeager .... stand-by painter
Fred Lucky .... storyboard illustrator (uncredited)
Eugene J. Reed .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John S. Coffey .... cable person (as John Coffey)
Gordon Davidson .... sound effects editorial staff
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Rebecca Einfeld .... sound effects editorial staff
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound effects editorial staff (as Gary Gerlich)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Kline)
Bobbe Kurtz .... loop editor
Jimmy Ling .... sound effects editorial staff (as James B. Ling)
Victoria Martin .... sound effects editorial staff
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Minkler)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert A. Reich .... sound effects editorial staff (as Robert Arnold Reich)
William A. Sawyer .... sound effects editorial staff (as William Sawyer)
Kenneth Schwarz .... boom operator (as Ken Schwarz)
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Chuck Wilborn)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunt coordinator
Freddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie Moore .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin G. Beazell .... second assistant camera (as G. Martin Beazell)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
Jim Brown .... camera operator
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Earl L. Clark .... first assistant camera (as Earl Lynn Clark)
William Coleman .... first assistant camera (as Bill Coleman)
James R. Connell .... camera operator (as Jim Connell)
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Randy Hart .... best boy
George Hill .... key grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Barry Oiffer .... second assistant camera
James M. Sheppherd .... dolly grip (as Jim Shepherd)
George Staubs .... second grip
Orlando Suero .... still photographer
Mike Chevalier .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joy Todd .... casting: Philadelphia
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Berke Jordan .... costumes: women (as Sandra Berke)
Tom Bronson .... costumes: men (as Thomas Bronson)
Editorial Department
Ross Albert .... assistant editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
James D. Brubaker .... post-production coordinator (as James Brubaker)
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor (as Greg Gerlich)
Danford B. Greene .... supervising editor
Jerelyn J. Harding .... assistant editor (as Jerelyn Golding)
Christopher Holmes .... editor: fight scenes (as Christopher V. Holmes)
James Mitchell .... editor: fight scenes (as James D. Mitchell)
Janice Parker .... assistant editor
Nancy Sales .... assistant editor
James R. Symons .... editor: fight and training montages
Jan Wesley .... assistant editor
Music Department
Allison Caine .... vocal effects advisor
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Joe Tuley .... music editor
Denise Bradley .... singer: theme music (uncredited)
Bill Conti .... conductor (uncredited)
Bill Conti .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Peter T. Myers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gloria O'Brien .... singer: theme music (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
Dan Riportella .... transportation co-captain (as Daniel Riportella)
Other crew
Dale Benson .... location manager
Stanley Brossette .... publicist
Louis Chirco .... craft service
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producers
Pen Densham .... supervisor: fight and training montages
Chip Fowler .... production office coordinator
Michael S. Glick .... production executive
Vince Heileson .... paymaster
Bruce Hoffman .... additional photographic credit
Linda Horner .... assistant: Mr. Stallone
Lori Imbler .... assistant to producers
Patrice J. Klinger .... production assistant (as Patrice Klinger)
Larry Kramer .... production assistant
Joseph Letizia .... company representative (as Joe Letizia)
Chris Raphael .... promotional appearances
Marge Rowland .... production accountant
Ellen Shire .... location coordinator
Al Silvani .... technical advisor
Marie Sorell .... nurse
Sylvester Stallone .... boxing choreographer
John Watson .... supervisor: fight and training montages
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Doby Daenger .... gofer (uncredited)
Raechel Donahue .... voice talent (uncredited)
Donna Smith .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Uslan .... production attorney (uncredited)
Jane Oliver .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rocky 2" - Japan (English title)
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119 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Alberta) (re-rating) (1999) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Mexico:A | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:PG | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Originally, Adrian was supposed to be at the big fight. However, because Talia Shire was working on another movie at the time, the storyline was changed to having her stay home and watch the fight on TV. The scenes of her watching the boxing match on TV were shot and then edited into the movie several months after filming on the fight scenes had finished.See more »
Anachronisms: The film takes place from New Year's Day to Thanksgiving Day, 1976. However, when Rocky is at the old Pontiac dealer at Broad and Pine Street in Philadelphia, the green car in the showroom and his new car are 1979 models.See more »
Adrian:You think it'll always be like this?
Rocky Balboa:Yeah.
Adrian:I hope you...
Rocky Balboa:What? never get tired of me.
Rocky Balboa:[whispers] Oh, no. You ain't never getting rid of me.
Adrian:I hope nothing changes.
Rocky Balboa:[whispers] I ain't changing and I sure ain't never changing nothing about you.
Adrian:I love you.
Rocky Balboa:I love you, too.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Ricky 1 (1988)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Rehash that works every time and in which Balboa returns to take on Apollo Creed, 28 March 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Officially a sequel is most a rehash but happens to be a nice second chapter about Rocky saga with intimate Stallone . Two-bit fighter Rocky now retired lives from records but our hero returns to face off a daring Apollo . Although he is homaged as one of the greatest boxing champions in the history also is panned as a down-and-out fighter , being nicknamed as the Chicken Stallion . But Rocky comes out from retirement for fame and self-respect to combat strongest, youngest and faster contender , again champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)through a rematch. Apollo after being dethroned by obnoxious Rocky seeks vendetta . While Rocky attempts to prove himself and his family , his wife (Talia Shire), brother-in-law (Burt Young) and his recent born son. Then he's trained again by the veteran , feisty coach (Burguess Meredith who repeats efficiently his series role).

This agreeable predictable entertainment displays splendidly the 'formula Rocky'. The movie works at usual manner, fitting appropriately to franchise , even though we know the plot the film works . This soaper on the ring is developed in gentleness, dignity , feel-good style such as the initial outing. Spectacular and climatic final bout including slow-moving images. Writer-director-actor Stallone new entry is surprisingly entertaining and packs good feeling. Usual and nostalgic musical score by Bill Conti and atmospheric cinematography Bill Butler. The motion picture is lavishly financed by the producers complete saga, Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and well directed by Stallone who along with John G Avildsen made the six Rocky.

While here the opponent is an invincible young boxer,champ of the world, in subsequent entries the contenders were the following : Rocky III against corpulent Mr T from A Team; Rocky IV against a massive Russian boxer played by Dolph Lundgren; and Rock 5 against an ingrate young fighter who he trained played by Tommy Morrison and Rocky Balboa proving his estranged young son Milo Ventiglimia who still can fight. Rating : Good , being impossible to dislike ,the result is deliciously corny agreeable and predictable amusement . Although we've seen it all before , Sylvester manages to make it work one more time and it works every way even better than subsequents Rockys.

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