PG | | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers suffered injuries during the shooting of the final fight; Stallone suffered bruised ribs and Weathers suffered a damaged nose, the opposite injuries of what their characters had.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
At the end of the fight, when Apollo and Rocky are hugging, Apollo's manager comes up to him in the close-up shot. Then they switch to an aerial shot, and Apollo's manager jumps over the ropes into the ring.
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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