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