PG | | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Sylvester Stallone wrote his spec script in just three and a half days, supposedly inspired by the bout between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner, in which Wepner was TKO'd in the 15th round. Stallone denied that this was the inspiration for the film but was forced to eventually settle a ... ...
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
The number "2" disappears off Rocky's apartment door after he answers the door to let Micky in.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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