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Director John G. Avildsen's ROCKY is the stand-up-and-cheer saga of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), an underdog boxer who gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect, and the world heavyweight title. Rocky is a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia southpaw who works at a meat-packing factory while fighting at a local club. He's given the chance of a lifetime when the world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), chooses him as an unlikely opponent in his championship bicentennial fight. What was originally planned as a publicity stunt becomes a chance for Rocky to prove himself as a prizefighter while training with his cantankerous manager, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), to rise to the challenge. Thrilling scenes of Rocky's arduous training, including his unforgettable run up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, are interspersed with a sweet and touching love story between the fighter and his best friend's shy sister, Adrian (Talia Shire). With the love of Adrian on his side, Rocky struggles to overcome the odds, fighting with all his heart in the glorious and brutal finale. Shot with gritty realism on the mean streets of Philadelphia, ROCKY introduced a new American cinematic hero, spurred on by rollicking action sequences and a rousing soundtrack. A triumph for star and screenwriter Stallone, who himself came from nowhere to reach the top, ROCKY is crowd-pleasing entertainment at its finest.
In ROCKY, a young boxer from Philadelphia rises from obscurity to get a shot at the world boxing championship.
Theatrical Release Date 1976
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Film Editing, Winner, 1976
  • Academy Awards, Best Picture, Winner, 1976
  • Academy Awards, Best Director, Winner, 1976

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Premiere 12-01-2003 "[S]triking a blow for underdogs with more heart than smarts, and bringing apple-pie values and feel-good endings back into vogue."
Uncut 03-01-2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "A fine, scuffed, sweaty slab of romantic pulp sentimentalism."
Total Film 11-01-2003 "...A pure pugilistic fairytale..."
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