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Rocky (1976)

PG 119 min - Drama - 21 November 1976
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When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Director:  John G. Avildsen
Stars:  Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Tony Burton, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Gambina, Jodi Letizia, Stan Shaw, Michael Dorn, DeForest Covan, Bill Baldwin, Lloyd Kaufman, Al Silvani, George Memmoli, Diana Lewis, George O'Hanlon, Larry Carroll, Frank Stallone, Don Sherman, Billy Sands, Simmy Bow, Jane Marla Robbins, Frank Pesce, John Pleshette, Lavelle Roby, Pedro Lovell, Stu Nahan, Hank Rolike, Shirley O'Hara, Kathleen Parker, Frankie Van, Arnold Johnson, Arthur Tovey

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Storyline

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.



Tagline: His whole life was a million-to-one shot.

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  21 November 1976

Box Office

Budget:  $1,000,000
Revenue:  $117,235,147

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 59 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — Sylvester Stallone {“Rocky Balboa”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Burgess Meredith {“Mickey”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Burt Young {“Paulie”}
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE — Talia Shire {“Adrian”}
DIRECTING — John G. Avildsen – WON
FILM EDITING — Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad – WON
MUSIC (Original Song) — “Gonna Fly Now,” Music by Bill Conti; Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
BEST PICTURE — Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers – WON
SOUND — Harry Warren Tetrick, William McCaughey, Lyle Burbridge, Bud Alper
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen–based on factual material or on story material not previously published or produced) — Sylvester Stallone


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