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.
Originally, the filmmakers wanted several former heavyweight champions to appear at the beginning of the fight between Rocky and Apollo. They put out a call for all former champions to show, but on the day of the shoot only Joe Frazier turned up. The ... ...
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
When Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is knocked down during the fight, and on the verge of defeat, you can audibly hear Rocky's manager and trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith's voice on an ADR dub) yelling to Rocky, "Stay down!" as he does not want to see Rocky take a further beating. However, you can see Rocky's corner man, Mike (Jimmy Gambina), mouthing "Get up!"
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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