PG | | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
The monologue which Rocky delivers after turning down Mickey's (Burgess Meredith) offer to manage him was completely improvised on-set by Sylvester Stallone. He has since explained that he was heavily influenced by the fact that the bathroom of the tiny apartment in which they were ... ...
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
In the Morning Run scene, the camera zooms out as Rocky runs down the street. The lighting equipment is visible at the top of the screen, right above the farthest building.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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