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.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor prior to filming Rocky (1976), he had to sell his dog for fifty dollars. A week later, he sold the script for Rocky (1976) and bought him back for 3,000 dollars. Rocky's dog, Buktus, was this same dog.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
During the fight, Steadicam operator Garrett Brown and his assistant are visible at ringside several times in the wide shots. Brown can clearly be seen wearing a black and white stripped top.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
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