-Stars Sylvester Stallone as a 4th rate boxer named Rocky Balboa, who is an uneducated boxer working for a local loan shark
-Stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Mickey
-Was shot in only 28 days
Did You Know?
-When Sylvester Stallone was asked to star in the movie, he only had about $106 in the bank and a dog he could not afford to feed
-Took his name from real life boxer Rocky Marciano
-The photos on Rocky's mirror are actual photos of Sylvester Stallone when he was younger
-The first sports movie to win an Academy Award for Best Picture
-On Nov. 25, 1975, Rocky Balboa(Sylvester Stallone) is a boxer, working for a local loan shark named Anthony Gazzo(Joe SpinellI), living in the Kensington neighborhood of Phildelphia. The World Heavyweight Championship is scheduled to happen on New Year's Day, 1976. The champ is a guy named Apollo Creed(Carl Weathers). When his opponent is hurt, Creed comes up with the idea to give a local underdog a shot at the title. He chooses Rocky because of his unique nickname, "The Italian Stallion." He then puts it in lights: "Apollo Creed Meets The Italian Stallion."