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Rocky II -- In the aftermath of his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky (Sylvester Stallone)  attempts to lead a peaceful life with his new bride, Adrian (Talia Shire).  The fame and fortune from the match soon runs scarce and to make ends meet, Rocky agrees to a re-match with Apollo.
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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 & 2 nominations 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)
Melissa Hart ... Child (uncredited)

Tom Lawrence ... Ringside Color Announcer (uncredited)
Taaffe O'Connell ... Ring Girl (uncredited)

Velvet Rhodes ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Brenda Siemer Scheider ... Ring Girl #2 (uncredited)
Butkus Stallone ... Dog (uncredited)
Seargeoh Stallone ... Robert 'Rocky' Balboa Jr. (uncredited)
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Job searcher (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)
Michael A. Jones .... 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)
Paul B. Schaeffer .... Set Medic (uncredited)
Donna Smith .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Uslan .... production attorney (uncredited)
Jane Oliver .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Rocky 2" - Japan (English title)
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119 min | 142 min (director's cut)
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) | 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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

800 local schoolchildren were used as extras for the scene depicting Rocky's run through Philadelphia.See more »
Factual errors: When they show a long shot of the ring right before round 3, the scoreboard above the ring still shows it to be round 1.See more »
Employment Manager:Can I be honest? No one's going to offer you an office job. There's too much competition. Why don't you fight? I read somewhere you're a very good fighter.
Rocky Balboa:Yeah, well, was ya ever punched in the face 500 times a night? It stings after a while, ya know.
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
pretty good for a sequel, 18 April 2002
Author: Special-K88

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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