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Rocky II (1979) Poster

(1979)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

When Rocky turns the TV on for the turtles, Brent Mussberger is talking about the Rams and their field goal kicker, Frank Corral. The plot of the movie has the time line at mid to late 1976 (Apollo's trainer, Duke, mentioned a couple of scenes earlier that about 6 months had passed since the first fight), there is a problem because Frank Corral did not play for the Rams until 1978.
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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.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the referee is talking to Rocky and Apollo at the beginning of the final fight, his lips don't match what he's saying.
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Character error 

When Apollo is in the office attempting to set up a rematch, he calls Tony Burton's character by the actor's name. At this point he wasn't credited as a named character, but starting in Rocky III he's known as Duke, not Tony.
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In the first fight depicted in the first film, which also shown in the beginning of this film, Rocky's right upper lid gets hematoma and they cut it. And when Mick tests Rocky's sight, we clearly see that it's the right eye that has vision problem. But during second fight, when Rocky is first knocked-down the commentator says that Apollo has hit the damaged left eye, which was cut in the previous match.
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Continuity 

When Adrian is in the coma, Rocky's facial hair is used to give a general idea of time. Just before Adrian comes out of the coma you can Rocky with almost a full beard. The shot pans over to Adrian opening her eyes. When the shot pans back to Rocky, he barely has a 5 o'clock shadow.
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When Mickey is watching Apollo Creed on TV, he has one sock on. When he stands up in rage, he has both socks on.
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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.
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When the priest is marrying Rocky and Adrian, he says Adrian's last name like "Pennino". But according to the name listings at the press conference in [Rocky Balboa] (based on what we see on Paulie's card), the name is actually Panina.
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The final fight between Rocky and Apollo takes place in November. We are told that this fight is taking place exactly 10 months after the events of the first film, This places the fight from the original Rocky in the January of the same year. However when Rocky is about to begin his entrance into the arena he comments on his robe,comparing it to the one he wore for the first fight, saying it fits well "unlike last years", Despite the fact that both fights took place in the same year.
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When Rocky and Pauly are talking by the bridge, Pauly's sno-cone continually changes levels with each shot.
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In the 15th round, Rocky is punching Apollo in the red corner. The camera turns to Mickey for a period of two or three punches; it turns back and suddenly Rocky and Apollo are in the black corner.
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When Rocky and Apollo are on the canvas at the end of the fight, Adrian and Paulie are at home standing up in front of the TV yelling for Rocky to get up for the entire count. When he finally gets up, they show them jumping up out of their chairs as if they have been sitting through the count.
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At the end of Rocky I, Rocky punched Apollo in the right ribs. But when both of them meet in the hospital in Rocky II you will noticed Apollo is holding his left ribs.
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The shape and size of Rockys sweat mark on his chest throughout the running scene with the kids
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When Apollo is on his way to the ring, his robe is done up and a towel is wrapped tightly around his neck. The scene cuts away to a shot of the ring and then cuts back to Apollo and his robe is now undone and the towel is dangling from his neck with his chest visible. The scene cuts away again and then cuts back to Apollo and his robe is done back up and the towel wrapped tightly around his neck again. It appears that they used footage from 2 different takes, one with the robe done up and the other with the robe undone.
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During the "Gonna Fly Now" training scene. Rocky is running through the city. He makes a left turn down a very crowded street. As he turns there is a golden coloured Gremlin parked on the opposite side of the road. In a subsequent front-on shot he is shown running much further down the road but he passes the same Gremlin once again.
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When Mickey comes to visit Rocky, Rocky opens the door for him to enter. Mickey never moves past the threshold but the door that opens inwards is now closed behind him.
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Factual errors 

During the fifteenth round, Rocky lands a left hook and Apollo Creed is knocked down. Rocky falls as the result of his own punch. The referee begins to count both fighters out. The referee would only be counting Apollo Creed out because Rocky's punch knocked him to the canvas. According to the rules of boxing, Rocky should not be in danger of being counted out because he was not struck by a punch. Rocky was off balance and so the referee would rule it as a slip.
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.
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Miscellaneous 

While the kids are running with Rocky through Philadelphia, the group runs around a fountain. If you look closely several children fall and get trampled on by the crowd.
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When Apollo delivers his "You're goin' down" line to Rocky in the big fight near the end, it's a mirror image (identifiable by the "Superfight II" poster in the background having reversed lettering).
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Revealing mistakes 

When Micky is watching television, his feet do not move at all, and you can tell it is a still image super-imposed on screen.
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"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.
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Letters on a news camera are backwards in at least one frame during the big match, revealing use of a mirror image.
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