Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
John G. Avildsen (Director), Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay)
Released: November 21st, 1976
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
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.
It's in the IMDb top 250, which I personally find ridiculous, but most seem to agree with the view that this is a film classic (and it is, strictly speaking), but it just doesn't work for me.