Rusty Dennis (Cher) is the mother of Rocky (Eric Stoltz), 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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Florence "Rusty" Tullis, the mother (Cher) of Rocky Dennis, died on November 11, 2006, at the age of seventy from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on October 14, 2006. See more »
During Rusty and Rocky's performance of "Little Egypt", Gar has a very noticeable 5 o'clock shadow. Moments later, when Gar and Cher arrive at her house, he is clean shaven. See more »
[her final line, after finding that Rocky has passed away in his sleep]
... Now you can go anywhere you want, baby.
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The Director's Cut print runs around 7 minutes longer and includes a scene where Rocky & Rusty sing around a bonfire, and the funeral of cyclist Red (his motorbike is buried beside him). It also replaces the Bob Seger songs with those of Bruce Springsteen. See more »
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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