About

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. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

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Directed by

John G. Avildsen

Written by

Sylvester Stallone (Screenplay)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

His whole life was a million-to-one shot.

Cast

Keywords

lovers independence amateur boxer fight love of one's life training surprise underdog italian american world champion transporter boxing match philadelphia publicity victory

Photos

Lists

#216 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#575 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#57 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#370 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Director John G. Avildsen

Oscar for Best Picture Irwin Winkler Robert Chartoff

Oscar for Best Film Editing Scott Conrad Richard Halsey

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Talia Shire