Rusty Dennis is the mother of Rocky, a seriously deformed but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm teenager. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted. Written by
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The poem that "Rocky" reads to "Rusty" was written by the real Rocky Dennis. See more »
The camp Rocky goes to is a summer camp yet they celebrate New Year's while at the camp, A sign at the New Year's party states that it is "New Year's Eve in July'". See more »
Mom. Do I look like a freak to you?
You know, your always been big on telling me when my face doesn't matter, but, it does. Doesn't it? You think that I can't even get a girl to like me unless you pay for her.
That's not true.
Bullshit yourself. You know lots of young guys got problems getting girls. Well, what if I was your dad and I did the same thing?
I'd hate that too!
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This is one of those movies that makes you feel good. Despite the knowledge of Rocky's inevitable fate, you will like this film. Watching him deal with other kids' initial fear and hatred towards him because of his appearance, he eventually gets them to like and respect him. The best part is that this is based on a true story. You will love it, guaranteed.
*** 1/2 out of ****
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