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.
In the original script, Gazzo has his bodyguard bet 3,000 dollars on Rocky in the Apollo Creed fight.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
About a half hour into the film, Rocky is looking at pictures and clippings on the wall, and there is the sound of a steam locomotive coming up to speed, along with the sound of its steam whistle. Diesels had long since supplanted steam in Philadelphia and most of the country in 1976.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)