The abuse Rocky Barbella endures at the hand of his father and subsequent run-ins with the law lead him in and out of detention centers and prisons. When it seems he has it together, Rocky is drafted but, refusing to adhere to Army rules, goes AWOL. He takes up boxing to earn quick money, but when he discovers he has a natural talent in the ring, he builds the confidence to pursue his love interest, Norma, and fulfill his potential as a fighter.Written by
Pro wrestler "Irish" Pat Barrett titled his autobiography, "Everybody Down Here Hates Me". See more »
When Rocky orders the black-and-white soda, a spoon suddenly appears as he's handing back the glass for more seltzer. See more »
Hey, don't cry, will ya? Look, pa, I was just talkin'. Aw, you don't have to take everything I say. Aw, hey look. I ain't so tough. You wanna hit me? Come on, hit me, will ya? Look, pa. I was just talkin'. I mean, you couldn't help yourself. You had nothin' but bad breaks. Me? I've been lucky. Come on. What could I do for you, huh? Let me do somethin' for you.
Be a champ. Like I never was.
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The film opens with the following on-screen quote before the title and opening credits: This is the way I remember it... _definitely_. -Rocky Graziano. See more »
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Excellent sports movie
Picture is more about the people than the sport.At first you don't like the main character and this is not a good thing.That begins to change in the latter part of the film and by the end you are happy to see things finally work out for him.I wouldn't be surprised if Stallone used this as an inspiration for his"Rocky" movie.Non-stop plot changes culminate in Graziano's (Newman's) change of character.Angeli provides a great presence;reminds me of an Italian Audrey Hepburn.
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