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 boxing gloves used in the championship fight were called ''Casanovas''. They were illegal in the U.S., but Sylvester Stallone says the producers chose them anyway ''because of their sleek appearance''.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
At the end of the fight, when Apollo and Rocky are hugging, Apollo's manager comes up to him in the close-up shot. Then they switch to an aerial shot, and Apollo's manager jumps over the ropes into the ring.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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