History Film / ROCKY

13th Nov '16 3:39:36 AM Saveelich
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Rocky Balboa is a DumbIsGood everyman scraping out a living on the streets of Philadelphia, making money as a collector for a LoanShark and by boxing in seedy clubs as "The Italian Stallion". He has nothing else on his mind other than trying to inspire some kids from the neighborhood to set themselves straight and being a DoggedNiceGuy suitor to the ShrinkingViolet Adrian, who works at a local pet store.

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Rocky Balboa is a DumbIsGood everyman scraping out a living on the streets of Philadelphia, UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, making money as a collector for a LoanShark and by boxing in seedy clubs as "The Italian Stallion". He has nothing else on his mind other than trying to inspire some kids from the neighborhood to set themselves straight and being a DoggedNiceGuy suitor to the ShrinkingViolet Adrian, who works at a local pet store.
13th Nov '16 3:31:34 AM Saveelich
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Downplayed in the first movie: what's portrayed as The Spectrum is actually the Los Angeles Sports Arena. However the vast majority of it was filmed in Philadelphia and the city and movie are still synonymous with each other in many ways.
4th Oct '16 6:19:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: The original ending would have had Rocky and Apollo's fans carrying them out of the ring on their shoulders after Apollo's narrow victory. Rocky then goes backstage looking for Adrian. He finds her behind the curtain at the back of the arena, and the two walk off hand in hand towards the dressing room. Ultimately, Creator/SylvesterStallone found this scene unsatisfying, and so reshoots were done a week or so later with the now memorable ending. Despite this, the portrait of Rocky and Adrian walking off together was the widely used poster shot.
22nd Sep '16 6:54:58 PM contrafanxxx
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* SayMyName: "Yo, Adrian!"
7th Sep '16 9:33:11 PM JMQwilleran
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* IDontPayYouToThink: There is an example of this when Rocky only collects 130 dollars from someone who owed his boss 200:
--> '''Rocky:''' I figured... look, I figured if I break the guy's thumb, he gets laid off, right? Then he can't make...
--> '''Gazzo:''' Yeah, well don't figure! Let me do the figurin', okay, Rock? From here on in, just let me do the figuring, you know? These guys think we're running some kind of charity or something. That they can get off light. From here on in, do what I tell you to do, because it's bad for my reputation! You understand?
21st Aug '16 9:35:11 AM TheWanderer
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The film has spawned six sequels: ''Film/RockyII'' (1979), ''Film/RockyIII'' (1982), ''Film/RockyIV'' (1985), ''Film/RockyV'' (1990), ''Film/RockyBalboa'' (2006), and ''Film/{{Creed}}'' (2015), the latter a SpinOff about Apollo Creed's son. Stallone portrays Rocky in all six sequels, wrote the first six, and directed all of them except ''Rocky V'' and ''Creed''.

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The film has spawned six sequels: ''Film/RockyII'' (1979), ''Film/RockyIII'' (1982), ''Film/RockyIV'' (1985), ''Film/RockyV'' (1990), ''Film/RockyBalboa'' (2006), and ''Film/{{Creed}}'' (2015), the latter a SpinOff about Apollo Creed's son. Stallone portrays Rocky in all six sequels, wrote the first six, and directed all of them except ''Rocky V'' and ''Creed''.
''Creed''. See the [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky franchise page]] for tropes that stretch across the series, or multiple films.
21st Aug '16 9:23:55 AM JamesAustin
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The film has spawned six sequels: ''Film/RockyII'' (1979), ''Film/RockyIII'' (1982), ''Film/RockyIV'' (1985), ''Film/RockyV'' (1990), ''Film/RockyBalboa'' (2006), and ''Film/{{Creed}}'' (2015), the latter a SpinOff about Apollo Creed's son. Stallone portrays Rocky in all six sequels, wrote the first six, and directed all of them except ''Rocky V'' and ''Creed''.



* {{Cameo}}: Real life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier cameos as himself to promote the fight between Apollo and Rocky.

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* {{Cameo}}: TheCameo: Real life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier cameos as himself to promote the fight between Apollo and Rocky.
19th Aug '16 2:29:29 PM deimos415
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* ChampionsOnTheInside: Rocky ultimately loses his fight to Apollo, but the point was that he took the champion to a place he's never been to; the ''full length of a match''. In doing so, he accomplished his goal of proving his own self-worth and showing the world that he isn't just some bum.
5th Aug '16 6:26:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: In the original script, Gazzo has his bodyguard bet $3,000 on Rocky in the Apollo Creed fight.
** In the original script, Paulie stated the reason he wanted Rocky to put in a good word for him with Tony Gazzo was because working in the cold, rough climate of the meat plant inflamed and swelled his joints constantly.
** In the original script, the conversation between Rocky and Gazzo, when Gazzo gives Rocky the money for training expenses, was extended. Gazzo asks Rocky if he has plans for the money he'll be getting from the Creed fight, and he suggests Rocky consider putting it into the stock market.
17th Feb '16 11:44:16 AM Redkun
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However, everything changes for Rocky when reigning World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed suddenly has to find a replacement opponent for his next bout on short notice. Apollo decides to give the championship match to a local underdog as a publicity stunt, and picks Rocky ''just because he likes the sound of his nickname''. No-one seems to treat Rocky as a serious contender, but Rocky is determined not to let the opportunity go to waste and steps up to show the world that he "ain't some bum from the neighbourhood".

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However, everything changes for Rocky when reigning World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed suddenly has to find a replacement opponent for his next bout on short notice. Apollo decides to give the championship exhibition match to a local underdog as a publicity stunt, and picks Rocky ''just because he likes the sound of his nickname''. No-one seems to treat Rocky as a serious contender, but Rocky is determined not to let the opportunity go to waste and steps up to show the world that he "ain't some bum from the neighbourhood".
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