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.
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!
After Rocky's fight against Spider Rico, his payment is winner's share: $65, less $15 for use of locker and corner man, $5 for use of shower and towel, and 7% tax. In the end, he gets a total of $40.55. However, 7% of $65 is $4.55, so subtracting that and the other deductions, he actually should have received $40.45, not $40.55. Spider Rico did receive the correct amount.
The film opens with the title of the film scrolling from right to left underscored by music. However, instead of just doing the opening credits for the cast, Rocky is shown boxing. The rest of the credits appear later as Rocky is shown walking down a street, and this time there is nothing underscoring the credits.
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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