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John G Avildsen (1976)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
Dusting down the classic Hollywood story of the little man winning big, this triple-Oscar-winning boxing drama is shot through with genuine impassioned commitment, born of the fact that Sylvester Stallone realised that this was his best hope of stardom. The notion, then, of success hanging by a thread unites both the character of boxer Rocky Balboa and of Stallone himself. Stallone, in fact, is highly convincing as a mumbling Philadelphia no-hoper who makes the most of his opportunities and ends up having a crack at the loquacious heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers, by way of Muhammad Ali). Sly also wrote the script and was rewarded with Oscar nominations for both acting and writing.


Philadelphia brawler Rocky Balboa gets a shot at the world heavyweight title when current champion Apollo Creed decides to give an unknown boxer a chance in celebration of America's bicentennial. Oscar-winning drama, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Carl Weathers.

Cast & Crew

Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone
Adrian Talia Shire
Paulie Burt Young
Apollo Creed Carl Weathers
Mickey Burgess Meredith
Jergens Thayer David
Gazzo Joe Spinell
Joe Frazier Joe Frazier
Director John G Avildsen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathe Pictures Ltd Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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