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.
Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2006.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
When Rocky first runs up the Art Museum steps, there's a shot of a Daily News delivery truck near City Hall. A bundle of newspapers gets tossed out the back and the truck pulls away as the back door is pulled down. Not possible as these trucks were manned by only one person.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)