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Rocky [1976 film] by John G. Avildsen
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Rocky [1976 film]

by John G. Avildsen (Director), Sylvester Stallone (Screenwriter/Actor)

Other authors: Bill Conti (Composer), Burgess Meredith (Actor), Talia Shire (Actor), Carl Weathers (Actor), Burt Young (Actor)

Series: Rocky Movie (1)

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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (IMDb) ( )
  DrLed | Nov 4, 2017 |
The heavyweight champion gives a local Philadelphia boxer a chance to fight him.

It's not about boxing; that’s more like the setting. Rocky and Adrian, especially Adrian, are the kind of characters that you hardly ever see movies about, at least not in a romantic story, which is a shame because it's so pleasant to watch them.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: B

Enjoyment: A plus

GPA: 3.8/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 6, 2016 |
I missed this when it came out and am now seeing it 35 years later. I was surprised to learn that it was written by Stallone, filmed for 1 mi. and done in a little over a month. Excellent, no doubt about this, but seems dated, a bit slow. All that time skating around the ice skating rink just to set the background in dialogue. I had just seen Saturday Night Fever, that had many similar lower middle class Italisnisms, but SNF was far sharper, dialogue, plot, even the more explicit sexuality. ( )
  carterchristian1 | May 7, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Avildsen, John G.Directorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stallone, SylvesterScreenwriter/Actormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Conti, BillComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meredith, BurgessActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shire, TaliaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weathers, CarlActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, BurtActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.

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