It's the film that inspired a nation! Audiences and critics alike cheered this American success story of an "everyman" triumphing over all odds. Featuring a dynamic musical score, a thrilling fight sequence and four Oscar-nominated performances, this rousing crowd-pleaser will send spirits soaring. Fighting for love, glory and self-respect, Rocky Balboa (writer Sylvester Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner! Also starring Talia Shire, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith, the original Rocky won Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Film Editing.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Cast:

Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, James Gambina

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

1hr 59mins

Release Year:

1976

Country Of Origin:

USA