History Film / Rocky

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".
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.
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