Rocky II

  • PG
  • Sylvester Stallone (1979)
  • US
  • 114 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Boxing drama written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. Rocky Balboa became famous after going the distance with world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. But with no job and no future, his only chance is to bow to Creed's taunts and re-enter the ring for a return fight, even though it could cost him his sight.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone
Adrian
Talia Shire
Paulie
Burt Young
Apollo Creed
Carl Weathers
Mickey
Burgess Meredith
Apollo's trainer
Tony Burton
Gazzo
Joe Spinell
Agent
Leonard Gaines
Agent
Linda Grey
Mary Anne Creed
Sylvia Meals

Crew

Director
Sylvester Stallone

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for some violence, swearing and flashing images.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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