Rocky

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Publisher:
MGM Home Entertainment :
Pub. Date:
[2006]
Edition:
2-disc collector's ed.
Language:
English
Description
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A once-promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strongarm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), has given up on Rocky. All this changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only Cinderella involved here: writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to sell his Rocky script (one of 35 that he'd written over the years) on the proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars, Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times its cost. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2 Avildsen, John G., 1935-2017,, Avildsen, John G., 1935-2017., Chartoff, Robert,, Chartoff, Robert., Conti, Bill,, Conti, Bill., Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997,, Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997., Shire, Talia,, Shire, Talia., Stallone, Sylvester,, Stallone, Sylvester., Weathers, Carl,, Weathers, Carl., Winkler, Irwin,, Winkler, Irwin., Young, Burt,, Young, Burt.
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display_description Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time. He works in a meat factory in Philadelphia for a meager wage so he also earns extra cash as a debt collector. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer. The promoters are touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
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subject_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures), Action and adventure films, Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character), Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) -- Drama, Boxeadores -- Pennsylvania -- Filadelfia -- Teatro, Boxeadores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Teatro, Boxeo -- Administracin̤ -- Pennsylvania -- Filadelfia -- Teatro, Boxeo -- Pennsylvania -- Filadelfia -- Teatro, Boxeo -- Teatro, Boxers (Sports), Boxers (Sports) -- Drama, Boxers (Sports) -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama, Boxing, Boxing -- Drama, Boxing managers, Boxing managers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama, Boxing matches, Boxing matches -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama, Carne -- Industria y comercio -- Pennsylvania -- Filadelfia -- Teatro, DVD-Video discs, Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- United States, Fiction films, Filadelfia (Pa.) -- Teatro, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Man-woman relationships in motion pictures, Meat industry and trade, Meat industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama, Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia, Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Drama, Philadelphia (Pa.) -- In motion pictures, Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro, Sports films, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Rocky
title_full Rocky [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists ; a Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler production ; a John G. Avildsen film ; directed by John G. Avildsen ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; written by Sylvester Stallone, Rocky [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; a Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler production ; a John G. Avildsen film ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; written by Sylvester Stallone ; directed by John G. Avildsen, Rocky [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; directed by John G. Avildsen ; written by Sylvester Stallone ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Rocky [videorecording] / United Artists, Rocky [videorecording] / United Artists ; written by Sylvester Stallone ; produce by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; directed by John G. Avildsen, Rocky [videorecording] / United Artists Corporation ; producers, Irwin Winkler & Robert Chartoff ; director, John Avildsen
title_short Rocky
topic_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures), Administracin̤, Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character), Boxeadores, Boxeo, Boxers (Sports), Boxing, Boxing managers, Boxing matches, Carne, In motion pictures, Industria y comercio, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships in motion pictures, Meat industry and trade, Relaciones hombre-mujer
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