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.
Carrie Snodgress was originally offered the role of Adrian, but dropped out due to a disagreement about money. Susan Sarandon auditioned for the role, but was deemed too obviously attractive for the character.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
Mickey states he's been in this racket for 50 years. Yet he mentions a fight back from 1923, which makes us 52 years already and that wasn't even his first match, otherwise he would have mentioned it. It would be also difficult for guy like Mickey to downplay how long he's been in the boxing business, especially when he' s trying to convince Rocky that he needs a manager. He would rather be either accurate or exaggerate.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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