History Film / ROCKY

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".
16th Feb '16 2:40:06 PM Redkun
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It opens with Rocky "The Italian Stallion" Balboa as a DumbIsGood hero in Philadelphia, trying to make a living by boxing in seedy clubs and collecting money for a LoanShark (although he seems rather more gentle about it than most mob enforcers). 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.

Everything changes, however, when reigning heavyweight champion Apollo Creed sees his next opponent back out of an upcoming match and has to pick a replacement on short notice. He ends up picking Rocky ''just because he liked his nickname "The Italian Stallion"'', giving Rocky a chance to make it to the big time for the first time in his life. No-one seems to treat him as a serious contender, but Rocky is determined not to let this opportunity go to waste, to show the world that he "ain't some bum from the neighbourhood".

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It opens with Rocky "The Italian Stallion" Balboa as is a DumbIsGood hero in everyman scraping out a living on the streets of Philadelphia, trying to make making money as a living collector for a LoanShark and by boxing in seedy clubs and collecting money for a LoanShark (although he seems rather more gentle about it than most mob enforcers).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.

Everything changes, however, However, everything changes for Rocky when reigning heavyweight champion World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed sees his next opponent back out of an upcoming match and suddenly has to pick find a replacement opponent for his next bout on short notice. He ends up picking Apollo decides to give the championship match to a local underdog as a publicity stunt, and picks Rocky ''just because he liked likes the sound of his nickname "The Italian Stallion"'', giving Rocky a chance to make it to the big time for the first time in his life. nickname''. No-one seems to treat him Rocky as a serious contender, but Rocky is determined not to let this the opportunity go to waste, waste and steps up to show the world that he "ain't some bum from the neighbourhood".
3rd Feb '16 12:47:30 PM comicwriter
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* {{Cameo}}: Real life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier cameos as himself to promote the fight between Apollo and Rocky.
1st Jan '16 10:21:58 AM LentilSandEater
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** At least in the first movie, what's portrayed as The Spectrum is actually the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
** This trope is largely averted though. The vast majority of the first movie was filmed in Philadelphia and the city and movie are still synonomous with each other in many ways.

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** At least Downplayed in the first movie, movie: what's portrayed as The Spectrum is actually the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
** This trope is largely averted though. The
Arena. However the vast majority of the first movie it was filmed in Philadelphia and the city and movie are still synonomous synonymous with each other in many ways.
26th Dec '15 5:26:06 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream: Apollo alludes to it during the preparation of his stunt bout in the first movie, reasoning that giving an opportunity to an Italian-American boxer is very fitting.
29th Nov '15 9:13:03 PM youngbond007
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[[TheOneThat The one]] that started it all.

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[[TheOneThat [[TheOneWith The one]] that started it all.
29th Nov '15 9:12:45 PM youngbond007
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[[TheOneThat The one]] that started it all.
28th Nov '15 1:19:29 PM starjammer05
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''Rocky'' was the highest-grossing film of 1976. The film was nominated for ten Oscars and won three: Best Picture, Director and Editing. Stallone was nominated for both Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
28th Nov '15 1:10:58 PM starjammer05
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-->'''Duke:''' He doesn't know it's a damn show! He thinks it's a damn ''fight''!
8th Jul '15 7:08:01 AM Pren
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: This even applies to the first film, as Stallone was an utter {{Determinator}} as a screenwriter, never giving up on trying to get one sold no matter how many were turned down, until he had over thirty failed scripts to his name by the time United Artists bought ''Rocky''. This is mirrored in Rocky's own "going the distance" victory.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: This even applies to the first film, as Stallone was an utter {{Determinator}} as a screenwriter, never giving up on trying to get one sold no matter how many were turned down, until he had over thirty failed scripts to his name by the time United Artists bought ''Rocky''. This is mirrored in Rocky's own "going the distance" victory.
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