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
Sylvester Stallone is the 3rd actor in Oscar history to receive both lead and supporting Academy Award nominations for playing the same character. Barry Fitzgerald was nominated Best Actor and won Best Supporting Actor for playing Father Fitzgibbon in "Going My Way" (1944). Al Pacino was nominated Best Supporting Actor for "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather Part II" (1974) for playing Michael Corleone; and Stallone was nominated Best Actor for "Rocky" (1976) and Best Supporting Actor for "Creed" (2015) for playing Rocky Balboa. See more »
When Adonis tries on his father's shorts, there is a stain on the mirror. Later on, the stain mysteriously disappears without anyone cleaning it. See more »
[to Adonis sarcastically]
you didn't tell me your uncle was Rocky Balboa.
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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 »