Nominated* for 10 Academy Awards® and winner for Best Picture, it's the film that inspired a nation! Audiences and critics alike cheered this American success story of an "everyman" triumphing over all odds. Featuring a dynamic musical score, a thrilling fight sequence and four Oscar® - nominated* performances, this rousing crowd-pleaser will send spirits soaring. Fighting for love, glory and self-respect, Rocky® scores an exultant knockout! Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But whena stroke of fate puts him in the ring with a world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner!
**Anamorphic Widescreen Feature
**New Audio Commentary by Sylvester Stallone
**New Audio Commentary by Boxing Legends Trainer Lou Duva & Commentator Bert Sugar
**3 Rounds With Legendary Trainer Lou Duva
**Interview With A Legend: Bert Sugar
**"IN THE RING": MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY
**STEADICAM: THEN & NOW
**MAKE UP! THE ART & FORM WITH MICHAEL WESTMORE
**STACATTO: A COMPOSER'S NOTEBOOK WITH BILL CONTI
**"THE RING OF TRUTH"
Cast & Crew
There are occasional flashes that the film may be patronizing the lower end of the blue-collar mentality, as much if not more than the characters who keep putting Rocky down on the screen. However, Avildsen is noted for creating such ambiguities.
I wanted to like it more than I did, but it'll do.
A description of it would sound like a cliche from beginning to end. But Rocky isn't about a story, it's about a hero. And it's inhabited with supreme confidence by a star.
The basic storyline has been done to death over the years; this is still one of the most effective and successful applications of the formula.