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Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers View All


John G. Avildsen (Director), Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay) View All

Released: Nov. 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.
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Now when John Mahoney's character said "fruity," I felt he meant "human." I don't know about you, but I think a human boxing story is something the world needs rather than ninety minutes of punching. My point is simple.
Citizen Rules
I didn't expect that from this film. I thought this would be a glossy, big budget, feel good flick. Instead it felt more personal and more real too.
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.
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