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.
When he agreed to make the film, John G. Avildsen had never watched a professional boxing match, nor had he ever seen a boxing movie.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
During the fight with Apollo Creed, the top of Rocky's shorts are flipped inside-out in one shot. In the next,they are fixed.
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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