Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen....Written by
Of the characters who have died in the series (Mickey, Apollo, Adrian, and Paulie), Burgess Meredith is the only actor to have actually died. Though Tony Burton (Duke who goes unmentioned) died shortly after the film's release. See more »
After leaving the dressing room to enter the arena at Goodison Park, Merseyside, England, an American exit sign with red text can be seen above the door. UK exit signs are green with a pictorial of a man and a door. This was clearly not shot it the UK. See more »
[pointing toward Adonis' reflection in the mirror]
That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face.
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Only movie in the Rocky series which Stallone didn't get top-billing. See more »
SPOILER: In the final theatrical release of the film, Adonis Creed loses the fight to Pretty Ricky Conlan by split decision, mirroring the end of the original Rocky. However, another ending was filmed in which Creed wins the fight. See more »
Written by Meek Mill (as Robert Williams), Tory Lanez (as Daystar Peterson) and Daniel Gonzalez
Performed by Meek Mill featuring Tory Lanez
Courtesy of Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Tory Lanez appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Mozart's Requiem Lacrimosa"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir
Courtesy of Naxos
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First off let me say that I have been a life long Rocky fan. With that being said I went into this film very cautious as almost the entire cast and crew were brand new. The trailers looked good, but today a good trailer is not necessarily an indicator of a good film. Sylvester Stallone killed it as a much older and more breakable Rocky. Michael B. Jordan's performance was as good if not better than Sly's. I think that from this day forward anytime I see Jordan, I will think of him as Creed and not whatever character he is playing. The story was engrossing and well thought out. The film pays a great amount of respect to the Rocky films while at the same time carving out it's own place in boxing film history. Honestly I have no idea how accessible this film would be to someone who's never seen a Rocky film, but I think the way the story flows it wouldn't be too much of an issue. Again, highly recommended.
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