Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, April 24, 2015


-Rocky Balboa is a 4th rate boxer looking to make it to the big times. He currently works as a debt collector for a local loan shark. And one day, when heavyweight champ Apollo Creed comes to Philadelphia looking for a champ to take him on, his managers set up an "exhibition match" between him and a local fighter to become the next champ. Apollo is supposed to win, but Rocky sees this as his chance at success

-Sylvester Stallone: Rocky Balboa
-Talia Shire: Adrian Pennino
-Burt Young: Paulie Pennino
-Carl Weathers: Apollo Creed
-Burgess Meredith: Mickey
-Thayer David: Jergens
-Joe Spinnell: Gazzo
-Jimmy Gambina: Mike
-Frank Stallone: Streetcorner singer

Did You Know?
-Sylvester Stallone was inspired to write the screenplay for Rocky after seeing the Chuck Wepner-Muhammad Ali fight on March 24, 1975
-Rocky's dog in the movie was actually Sylvester Stallone's dog in real life
-This was the highest grossing movie of 1976

-The pictures of Rocky on his mirror are actual photos of Sylvester Stallone as a child
-During the scenes where he was in the meat locker practicing, Sylvester Stallone punched the meat so hard it flattened his knuckles out. So now that if he makes a fist, his knuckles are level
-During filming, Sylvester Stallone quit smoking because he got out of breath too easily
-Rocky says he injured his finger in here, most likely from boxing. It's an actual injury Sylvester Stallone sustained from playing football in college
-During his famous jog through Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone pulled a tendon and had to be taken to the nearest hospital in a wheelbarrow
-Rocky is not the character's actual name. His actual name is Robert Balboa. He derived his nickname from real life boxer Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano
-Prior to this movie, Sylvester Stallone was earning $36 a week as a movie theatre usher
-According to Sylvester Stallone, the black fedora hat and leather jacket came from a local hand me down shop
-Sylvester Stallone's brother, Frank Stallone. who's also an actor, has a cameo as the lead singer of a street band while their father, Frank Stallone, has a cameo as the man who rings the bell at the beginning of the Creed vs. Balboa fight
-The character Talia Shires plays, Adrian Pennino, was named after Shire's grandfather, Francesco Pennino
-Cher was considered for the role of Adrian
-Talia Shire's shy and reserved nature during filming stems from the fact she was suffering from the flu during filming. She worried about kissing Sylvester Stallone and getting him sick

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