PG | | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
When shooting his famous jog through the streets of Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone pulled a tendon in his leg and was taken to a nearby hospital in a wheelbarrow.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
55 seconds into the first round, Rocky scores a knockdown and Apollo doesn't rise to his feet anywhere near the count of 10. If you count it out, it's more like 15-18, depending on how fast you count. Rocky wins in the first round.
Actor Arnold Johnson is credited ('featuring') in opening credits but not in the closing credits.
AMC broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source.