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Rocky Marciano (1999)

Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.

Director:

Charles Winkler

Writers:

William Nack (article), Larry Golin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Favreau ... Rocky Marciano
Penelope Ann Miller ... Barbara Cousins
Judd Hirsch ... Al Weill
Tony Lo Bianco ... Frankie Carbo
Duane Davis ... Joe Louis
Rino Romano ... Allie Colombo
George C. Scott ... Pierino Marchegiano
Rhoda Gemignani ... Pasquelina Marchegiano
Aron Tager ... Charley Goldman
Noah Danby ... Carmine Vingo
Gil Filar Gil Filar ... Young Rocky
Jerome Silvano Jerome Silvano ... Young Allie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmela Albero ... Mrs. Vingo
Conrad Bergschneider ... Guard
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Murphy (as John Winston Carrol)
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Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky Marciano - den obesegrade mästaren See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Winkler Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Lo Bianco played Marciano in Marciano (1979). See more »

Goofs

One scene, set in 1951, shows Marciano and others watching Joe Louis on a color television set - more than two years before the first such sets were even marketed to the public. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

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A journeyman, typical made-for-tv product.
29 July 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

The life of Rocky Marciano takes a beating in this made-for-tv flick which is fraught with melodrama, over acting, a mediocre screenplay, distortions of fact, and obvious attempts to wring emotion from the audience. The film features an excellent performance by Favereau in the title role with fine supporting talent none of which can save this fast-track to success Hollywoodish formula approach to the exploitation of the life of a boxing legend. Come on...do we really need another boxing flick where every punch sounds like a sledge hammer hitting a sandbag?


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