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.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.
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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