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.
The film was shot in 28 days.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
During the fight with Apollo Creed, the top of Rocky's shorts are flipped inside-out in one shot. In the next,they are fixed.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
A different ending was originally filmed for this movie. In the original ending, Rocky walked out of the ring and met Adrian in the tunnel to the stadium. They walked down the tunnel, hand in hand, and the last shot was from behind of Rocky and Adrian walking down the tunnel. Test audiences said the end was too depressing and it was reshot with Adrian's now classic run to the ring while Rocky screams her name.
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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