Rocky (1976)
Front Cover Actor
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire Adrian
Burt Young Paulie
Carl Weathers Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith Mickey
Thayer David Jergens
Joe Spinell Gazzo
Jodi Letizia Marie
Larry Carroll TV Interviewer
Lloyd Kaufman Drunk
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Romance
Director John G. Avildsen
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time 119 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The only remaining evidence that Sylvester Stallone might have had a respectable career, this 1976 Oscar® winner (for Best Picture, Director, and Editing) is still the quintessential ode to an underdog and one of the best boxing movies ever made. After writing the script about a two-bit boxer who gets a "million-to-one shot" against the world heavyweight champion, Stallone insisted that he star in the title role, and his equally unknown status helped to catapult him (and this rousing film) to overnight success. The story is familiar, but it's handled with such vitality and emotional honesty that you can't help but leap and cheer for Rocky Balboa, the chump-turned-champ who stuns the boxing world with the support of his timid girlfriend Adrian (Talia Shire) and grizzled trainer Gus (Burgess Meredith). Oscar nominations went to all the lead actors (including Burt Young as Adrian's hot-tempered brother), but four sequels could never top the universal appeal of this low-budget crowd pleaser. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 267
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 027616860361
Release Date 9/2/2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby