Rocky

Rocky1976

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith
Genre: Drama, Sport
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 119 minutes

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injure… more »

[Apollo and his team are brainstorming about his next opponent for the New Year's Day match]

Apollo:
What do you think about Billy Snow?

Jergens:
Fouls.

Apollo:
How 'bout Big Chuck Smith? Yeah.

Duke:
Nah. He's too old and dull. [points out] Hey, Bobby Judd. He's a good boy.

Apollo:
No, I don't feel any heat from that name.

Jergens:
Joe Zach's a good prospect. [approaches Apollo] Exactly what are you looking for, Apollo?

Apollo:
[shows Jergens somebody in a local fight book] This is what I'm looking for. 'The Italian Stallion.'

Jergens:
Rocky Balboa? Never heard of him.

Apollo:
Look, it's the name, man. 'The Italian Stallion.' The media'll eat it up. Now who discovered America? An Italian, right? What would be better than to get it on with one of his descendants?

Duke:
He's a southpaw. I don't want you messing around with southpaws. They do everything backwards.

Apollo:
Southpaw, nothin'. I'll drop him in three. [visualizes title] "Apollo Creed Meets the Italian Stallion". [laughs]... Sounds like a damn monster movie.

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