- Original title
- Running time
- 119 min.
- United States
John G. Avildsen
Drama | Sports. Boxing
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia southpaw who works at a meat-packing factory while fighting at a local club. Hes given the chance of a lifetime when the world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), chooses him as an unlikely opponent in his championship bicentennial fight. What was originally planned as a publicity stunt becomes a chance for Rocky to prove himself as a prizefighter while training with his cantankerous manager, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), to rise to the challenge. Thrilling scenes of Rockys arduous training, including his unforgettable run up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, are interspersed with a sweet and touching love story between the fighter and his best friends shy sister, Adrian (Talia Shire).
: 3 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Editing. 10 nominatios.
: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Drama. 6 nominations.
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Sylvester Stallone)
: BAFTA Awards: nominated for Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Editing
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supp. Actress (Shire)
1976: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Besti Film, Best Actor (Sylvester Stallone)
: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films, Best Supporting Actress (Talia Shire)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
: Writers Guild of America: Nominated Best Drama Written (Sylvester Stallone)
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