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.
Sylvester Stallone quit smoking cigarettes while making this film, because he was getting out of breath.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
In the Morning Run scene, the camera zooms out as Rocky runs down the street. The lighting equipment is visible at the top of the screen, right above the farthest building.
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.
Talia Shire's character Adrian becomes Adriana in the Italian version.
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)