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.
Paulie is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, which is alluded to by the photo of him in his Navy Chief's uniform, appearing to be finishing up his retirement ceremony. That would be why, although he has a low-paying job at a meat-packing facility, ... ...
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
When Apollo gets in the ring he does not have gloves on, this continues until we see the top shot as the microphone is being lowered to the ring announcer, where we see Apollo now has his gloves on.
The film opens with the title of the film scrolling from right to left underscored by music. However, instead of just doing the opening credits for the cast, Rocky is shown boxing. The rest of the credits appear later as Rocky is shown walking down a street, and this time there is nothing underscoring the credits.
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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