Rocky II

Rocky II

Sylvester Stallone (1979)

114min
PG Certificate
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Review

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In this follow-up to the Oscar-winning original, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is now married to the love of his life (Talia Shire), but is contemplating a risky return to the ring. Having gone the distance with heavyweight champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the first bout, Balboa sees a return match as a way out of poverty, though he may lose his sight. As if Stallone wasn't enough of a glutton for punishment, he takes on the directorial duties as well as writing and starring in this sequel. The big-fight finale is executed with skill, passion and glee, and it's good to see the rasping Burgess Meredith back in the trainer's chair, but this unsurprisingly fails to match the original.

Summary

Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed's heavyweight title, the fighter is lured out of retirement. Drama sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith.

Cast & Crew

Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone
Adrian Balboa Talia Shire
Apollo Creed Carl Weathers
Mickey Goldmill Burgess Meredith
Paulie Burt Young
Tony Gazzo Joe Spinell
Mary Anne Creed Sylvia Meals
Father Carmine Paul J Micale
Director Sylvester Stallone
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for some violence, swearing and flashing images. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama