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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic (2020)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short | 9 June 2020 (USA)
Over forty years after the release of Rocky (1976), Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic that made him an icon.
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Sylvester Stallone ... Narrator (archive footage)
Carl Weathers ... (archive footage)
Talia Shire ... (archive footage)
Burgess Meredith ... (archive footage)
Burt Young ... (archive footage)
John G. Avildsen ... (archive footage)
Joe Spinell ... (archive footage)
Garrett Brown ... (archive footage)
Thayer David ... (archive footage)
Tony Burton ... (archive footage)
Bill Conti ... (archive footage)
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... (archive footage)
Robert Chartoff ... (archive footage)
Irwin Winkler ... (archive footage)
Frank Stallone ... (archive footage)
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In 1976, a low budget movie written by an unknown actor was released, inspiring audiences around the world to go the distance. Rocky (1976) became the ultimate underdog film. Over forty years later, Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic through rare home movies provided by Director John G. Avildsen and Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman.

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An unknown actor. An impossible dream. The ultimate underdog film.

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Documentary | Short

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Unrated
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Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen shot most of the behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage featured in this documentary during the making of Rocky (1976). See more »

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USA

Language:

English

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9 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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