Plot – Rocky Balboa is a lousy boxer who merely makes his way through life in a suburb of Philadelphia, fighting in minor matches and working as a collector of debts for the local loan shark. The love of Adriana is the biggest success of his life. When the famous champion Apollo Creed is looking for a challenger, Rocky is given an opportunity. This is the first episode of the lucky saga. The best scenes of the film are when he prepares to fight: to follow Stallone during his runnings, steadycams were used for the first time.
All actors – Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Bill Baldwin, Al Silvani, George Memmoli, Jodi Letizia, Diana Lewis, George O'Hanlon, Larry Carroll, Stan Shaw, Don Sherman, Billy Sands, Pedro Lovell, DeForest Covan, Simmy Bow, Tony Burton, Hank Rolike, Shirley O'Hara, Kathleen Parker, Frank Stallone, Lloyd Kaufman, Jane Marla Robbins, Jack Hollander, Joe Sorbello, Christopher Avildsen, Frankie Van, Lou Fillipo, Paris Eagle, Frank Stallone, Robert L. Tangrea, Peter Glassberg, William E. Ring, Joseph C. Giambelluc, Joe Frazier, Butkus Stallone, , Bobby Cassidy, Michael Dorn, Arnold Johnson, Daniel King, Robert Leh, Jeri McBride, Stu Nahan, Frank Pesce, John Pleshette, Lavelle Roby, Arthur Tovey, Chino 'Fats' Williamsshow all
“Rocky” Quotes 15 quotes
“- Mickey: You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark!
- Rocky: It's a living.
- Mickey: It's a waste of life!”
“I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts: I'm dumb, you're shy, whaddaya think, huh?”
“- Mickey: Your nose is broken.
- Rocky: How does it look?
- Mickey: Ah, it's an improvement.”
“- Adrian: It's Thanksgiving.
- Rocky: Yeah, to you it's Thanksgiving; to me it's Thursday.”
“- Rocky: Don't smoke that. It makes your breath like garbage.
- Marie: Maybe I like garbage.
- Rocky: [putting out the cigarette] Nobody likes garbage!”
“- Bodyguard: Did ya get the license number?
- Rocky: Of what?
- Bodyguard: The truck that run over your face.”
“- Paulie: What's the attraction?
- Rocky: I dunno... she fills gaps.
- Paulie: What's 'gaps'?
- Rocky: I dunno, she's got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.”
“- Adrian: Why do you wanna fight?
- Rocky: Because I can't sing or dance.”