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.
According to Burt Young in the Special Edition DVD documentary, Sylvester Stallone showed him the choreographed script of the fight with Apollo Creed to get his opinion as to whether or not the fight moves seemed real. Early in his life, Burt Young had been a small-time boxer ... ...
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
When Adrian and Rocky leave for their date, there is a rose bush in front of the house that has two fresh roses on it and some flowers on the ground in bloom. Since it is late November in Philadelphia and it is obviously cold, this wouldn't be possible.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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