On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr.,
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Years after Adonis Creed made a name for himself under Rocky Balboa's mentorship, the young boxer becomes the Heavyweight Champion of the World. While life is good with that victory and his marriage to Bianca, trouble comes to Philadelphia when Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Adonis' father, Apollo, arrives with his son, Viktor, to challenge Adonis. Against Rocky's advice, Adonis accepts the challenge without his mentor's participation and pays the price in a punishing bout he wins only by a technicality. Now injured and demoralized, Adonis cannot bring himself to back into the game, leaving his spirit and title in jeopardy. Together, Adonis' family and Rocky must find a way to rekindle Adonis' fighting spirit to face the future in whatever choice he makes. Meanwhile, the Drago family have its own troubles trying to regain the respect in their homeland that they lost at Rocky's hands as they wonder whether is it truly worth it.Written by
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-Sports halls:--Some spectators will recognize two sports halls. Starting with Little Duke's Gym, where Apollo Creed used to train and where Adonis, in the first game, meets Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler and has to give up his beloved Mustang after an impulsive bet ... then wins again - with its title of heavyweight champion - at the beginning of CREED II. Front Street Gym is also seen in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philly, where Rocky trains Adonis. This is another iconic site for anyone looking for authenticity and cachet. Old paint cans are suspended from the ceiling to plug water leaks, huge punch bags are joined by chatterton and sway along rusty chains, themselves attached to planks that run through the ceiling. And the room has not changed much for a long time ... The production was delighted to find many different sets in the Philadelphia area, allowing scenes to be shot in Russia, Ukraine, Las Vegas and in Los Angeles. See more »
During final championship fight with the American Creed fighting the Russian Drago in Russia, Drago is knocked down during one scene and the referee who is supposed to be Russian can be heard counting in "English" then in another scene where Drago is knocked down the referee can be heard counting in "Russian". See more »
This film is great. It's so very deeply moving. Tears streamed my face during certain deeply meaningful scenes in this film.
The film isn't really about boxing nearly as much as it is about the love of family. Like the 1961 film "The Hustler", it's not really about winning and losing, either. It's about familial love, especially the love of fathers and sons, estrangement, loss, forgiveness, redemption, and reconciliation.
The film is about true family values and how very much more important they are than anything else in this life. Although the boxing scenes are great, they are only incidental to the overarching theme of family in this film. My most heartfelt kudos and thanks to the filmmakers of this great story.
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