Rocky Movie Review 1976

Information and Film Reviews for Rocky the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Boxoffice smash about a young man from the slums of Philadelphia who dreams of becoming a boxing champion. Stallone plays Rocky, the underdog hoping to win fame and self-respect. Rags-to-riches story seems to parallel Stallone's life; he had been previously virtually unknown before this movie. Intense portrayal of the American Dream; loses strength in the subsequent (and numerous) sequels.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Boxing, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Top Grossing Films of 1976, Sports Dramas, Rags to Riches, Price of Fame, Eyeballs!, Philadelphia
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
James A. Crabe
John G. Avildsen
Bill Conti
Scott Conrad, Richard Halsey
United Artists


Oscars 1976: Director (Avildsen), Film Editing, Picture; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1976: Director (Avildsen); Golden Globes 1977: Film--Drama; L.A. Film Critics 1976: Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1976: Support. Actress (Shire); N.Y. Film Critics 1976: Support. Actress (Shire).

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