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.
Prior to his breakthrough role in this film, Sylvester Stallone was earning 36 dollars a week as an usher.
Club fight attendee:
Come on, Spider!
When Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is knocked down during the fight, and on the verge of defeat, you can audibly hear Rocky's manager and trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith's voice on an ADR dub) yelling to Rocky, "Stay down!" as he does not want to see Rocky take a further beating. However, you can see Rocky's corner man, Mike (Jimmy Gambina), mouthing "Get up!"
Butkus the dog is credited as "Butkus Stallone".
In the DVD, the Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1 tracks omit a short musical cue of Rocky's theme when the bell rings at the end of the 15th round, which is present in the original mono soundtrack.
$5,000,000 (USA) (5 December 1976)
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