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.
Roger E. Mosley auditioned for the role of Apollo Creed, but left after creative disagreements.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
The closing credits list real-life boxing referee Lou Fillipo, who plays the referee in the Championship fight, as "Championship Fight Announcer". Thayer David, who plays the promoter Jergens, was the fight announcer.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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