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.
In his portrayal of the character of Paulie, Burt Young decided to make him mildly arthritic, so prior to each take, he would put turpentine on his hands.
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.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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