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July 1, 2022

Rocky (1976)

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United Artists

It's no wonder that Sylvester Stallone's breakout role spawned a franchise with five sequels. People love David vs. Goliath stories. When no-name, down-on-his-luck boxer Rocky Balboa (played by Stallone) goes up against a world heavyweight champion, he gave us an underdog we could root for. The music in the training montage became the gold standard for every training montage that followed.

Rocky poster

Movie Plot: A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 03 Dec 1976 in USA
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
  • BoxOffice: $117,235,147
  • Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 21 nominations.

Rocky was Written by Sylvester Stallone and directed by John G. Avildsen and produced by United Artists.

8.1/10 IMDB Rating 94% Rotten Tomatoes 70/100 Metacritic
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