Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
John G. Avildsen (Director), Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay)
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.
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.