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Rocky

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Rocky
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: 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
Uniform Title: Rocky (Motion picture)
Title: Rocky
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment : Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: 2-disc collector's ed
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1976
Special features: Audio and video commentary with Sylvester Stallone; audio commentary with two boxing legends; audio commentary with the director, producers and cast members; three-part "In the ring" making-of documentary; 10 additional featurettes/documentaries; TV spots, TV appearances and trailers; a sneak peak at "Rocky Balboa."
Credits: Director of photography, James Crabe ; editor, Richard Halsey ; music, Bill Conti.
Performers: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG
CHV rating PG
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
Other Language: English (Dolby 5.1), French (Dolby mono.) or Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed captioned in English
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>Academy Awards (USA), 1977: Best Director (John G. Avildsen) ; Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad) ; Best Picture", "<br>Golden Globes (USA), 1977: Best Motion Picture - Drama", "<br>Academy Awards (USA), 1977: Best Director (John G. Avildsen) ; Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad) ; Best Picture", "<br>Golden Globes (USA), 1977: Best Motion Picture - Drama", "<br>Academy Awards (USA), 1977: Best Director (John G. Avildsen) ; Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad) ; Best Picture", "<br>Golden Globes (USA), 1977: Best Motion Picture - Drama", "<br>Academy Awards (USA), 1977: Best Director (John G. Avildsen) ; Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad) ; Best Picture", "<br>Golden Globes (USA), 1977: Best Motion Picture - Drama"]
Subject Headings: Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) Drama Boxers (Sports) Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Boxing matches Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Boxing managers Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Meat industry and trade Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Man-woman relationships Drama Philadelphia (Pa.) Drama Boxeadores Pennsylvania Filadelfia Teatro. bidex Boxeo Pennsylvania Filadelfia Teatro. bidex Boxeo Administración Pennsylvania Filadelfia Teatro. bidex Carne Industria y comercio Pennsylvania Filadelfia Teatro. bidex Relaciones hombre-mujer Teatro. bidex Filadelfia (Pa.) Teatro. bidex Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) Drama Boxers (Sports) Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Boxing matches Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Boxing managers Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Meat industry Pennsylvania Philadelphia Drama Man-woman relationship Drama Philadelphia (Pa.) Drama
Genre/Form: Sports films
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character)
Boxers (Sports)
Boxing matches
Boxing managers
Meat industry and trade
Man-woman relationships
Boxeadores
Boxeo
Boxeo
Carne
Relaciones hombre-mujer
Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character)
Boxers (Sports)
Boxing matches
Boxing managers
Meat industry
Man-woman relationship
Alternate Title: In the ring
Publisher No: 106025
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE R
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The classic underdog film. Rocky's fight against Apollo Creed takes place on July 4th.


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Jul 29, 2014
  • Pat1994 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

the movie that inspire people to box even if your not a famous boxer

Average film, but definitely worth the watch.

Jan 25, 2013
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome boxing movie and good story and acting. Awesome! 5 stars!!!

let me guess little scottmunchin and fizer that you two were probably not even born when this movie came out. In perspective to the time it was gutsy and independent to stallone himself, so figure why it won when it did. Look at most films during there period, the 70's were a hugely transitional period for everything. Nowadays we're just inundated with crap. ooooh vampires

Jul 15, 2012
  • scottandrewhutchins rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't stop[ laughing at this film's chintzy silliness.

Apr 09, 2011
  • SHolmes_Lover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rocky's hot, hot, hot! :) I was never bored in the movie. It definitly has humorous parts. Sly delivers, what can I say? :P Everyone must pick-up this film, I think we can all be pleased with it's absence of the norm inexperiened boxer to profesh boxer clichés. You know what I mean? ;)

Dec 27, 2010
  • PatEe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic for sure, some glaring prop faults, but certainly an excellent story, well told and executed on film.

Aug 16, 2009
  • zorg rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a particularly brilliant film, but not bad at all.

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Aug 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

BlackPhoenix thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jan 25, 2013
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Mild boxing violence

Aug 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Aug 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Oct 11, 2012
  • nypl_new_dorp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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