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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 injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Sunday November 21 1976
Duration: 119 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John G Avildsen
Screenwriter: Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone
Talia Shire
Burt Young
Carl Weathers
Burgess Meredith
Thayer David
Joe Spinell
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