Sylvester Stallone
Director: John G. Avildsen Cast: Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
, Talia Shire
Talia Shire
, Burt Young
Burt Young
John G. Avildsen

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A once promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strongarm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive trainer Mickey (Burgess Meredith) has given up on Rocky. All this changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only "Cinderella" involved here: Writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to sell his Rocky script (one of many that he'd written over the years) on the proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars, Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times its cost. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
UPC: 0027616915139
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 17,593

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire Adrian
Burt Young Paulie
Carl Weathers Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith Mickey
Thayer David Jergens
Joe Spinell Gazzo
Jodi Letizia Marie
Bill Baldwin Fight Announcer
James Gambina Mike
Al Silvani Cut Man
Frank Stallone A Street Corner Singer
Kathleen Parker Paulie's Date
George Memmoli Ice Rink Attendant
Diana Lewis TV Commentator
George O'Hanlon TV Commentator
Larry Carroll TV Interviewer
Stan Shaw Dipper
Don Sherman Bartender
Billy Sands Club Fight Announcer
DeForest Covan Apollo's Corner
Simmy Bow Club Cornerman
Tony Burton Apollo's Trainer
Hank Rolike Apollo Cornerman
Shirley O'Hara Krims Jergens' Secretary
Lloyd Kaufman Drunk
Jane Marla Robbins Gloria, Pet Shop Owner
Jack Hollander Fats
Frankie Van Club Fight Referee
Lou Filippo Championship Fight Announcer
Joe Frazier Himself

Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director
Lyle J. Burbridge Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Cambell Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Robert Chartoff Producer
Carol Connors Songwriter
Scott Conrad Editor
Bill Conti Score Composer,Songwriter
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
Fred T. Gallo Asst. Director
James Gambina Consultant/advisor
Richard Halsey Editor
Joanne Hutchinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Caro Jones Casting
Gene Kirkwood Executive Producer
Wiliam L. McCaughey Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Molyneaux Set Decoration/Design
Jim Nickerson Stunts
Ayn Robbins Songwriter
James Spencer Art Director
Frank Stallone Score Composer
Sylvester Stallone Screenwriter
Frank Stollone Songwriter
Ted Adams Swanson Production Manager
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Westmore Makeup
Irwin Winkler Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Fight [7:15]
2. Turtle Food [4:29]
3. Break His Thumb [4:34]
4. "Ain't Your Locker No More" [5:53]
5. "Giving Me the Shoulder" [3:44]
6. Advice [6:55]
7. The Italian Stallion [1:01]
8. "She's Very Excited" [6:13]
9. Ice-Skating [7:22]
10. "I Want to Kiss You" [7:22]
11. The Proposition [2:26]
12. The Stuff on TV [5:14]
13. "You Wanna Help Me Out?" [8:03]
14. Morning Run [6:53]
15. "He's Awful Pushy" [1:39]
16. Women Weaken Legs [2:48]
17. Exposure [3:19]
18. Christmastime [3:52]
19. In Training [5:02]
20. "I Can't Beat Him" [5:05]
21. The Main Event [7:45]
22. Round 1 [1:23]
23. The Battles [6:05]
24. The Final Round/Credits [4:54]

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