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Rocky 1 (1976)

Director: John G. Avildsen     Starring: Talia Shire Sylvester Stallone
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40701002
UPC: 027616915139
UPC 14: 00027616915139
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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 when a 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!
Editor's Note
Director John G. Avildsen's ROCKY is the stand-up-and-cheer saga of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), an underdog boxer who gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect, and the world heavyweight title. Rocky is a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia southpaw who works at a meat-packing factory while fighting at a local club. He's given the chance of a lifetime when the world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), chooses him as an unlikely opponent in his championship bicentennial fight. What was originally planned as a publicity stunt becomes a chance for Rocky to prove himself as a prizefighter while training with his cantankerous manager, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), to rise to the challenge. Thrilling scenes of Rocky's arduous training, including his unforgettable run up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, are interspersed with a sweet and touching love story between the fighter and his best friend's shy sister, Adrian (Talia Shire). With the love of Adrian on his side, Rocky struggles to overcome the odds, fighting with all his heart in the glorious and brutal finale. Shot with gritty realism on the mean streets of Philadelphia, ROCKY introduced a new American cinematic hero, spurred on by rollicking action sequences and a rousing soundtrack. A triumph for star and screenwriter Stallone, who himself came from nowhere to reach the top, ROCKY is crowd-pleasing entertainment at its finest.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/26/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 120 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1976
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1007432
Video UPC UPC: 00027616915139
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Burgess Meredith
Video Cast Info Burt Young
Video Cast Info Carl Weathers
Video Cast Info Sylvester Stallone
Video Cast Info Talia Shire
Video Cast Info Thayer David
Video Cast Info Irwin Winkler - Producer
Video Cast Info James Crabe - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info John G. Avildsen - Director
Video Cast Info Robert Chartoff - Producer
Video Cast Info Scott Conrad - Editor
Video Cast Info Sylvester Stallone - Screenplay
Plot Summary
In ROCKY, a young boxer from Philadelphia rises from obscurity to get a shot at the world boxing championship.


Oscar (1977)
Video Award Name John G. Avildsen, Winner, Best Director
Video Award Name Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Winner, Best Picture
   Video Award Name Sylvester Stallone, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Talia Shire, Nominee, Best Actress
   Video Award Name Burgess Meredith, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
   Video Award Name Burt Young, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor

Memorable Quotes

"Your nose is broken."----Mickey (Burgess Meredith)|"How does it look?"----Rocky (Sylvester Stallone)|"Ah, it's an improvement."----Mickey

"Why do you wanna fight?"----Adrian (Talia Shire)|"Because I can't sing or dance."----Rocky

"I can't beat him. But that don't bother me. The only thing I want to do is to go the distance, that's all. Because if that bell rings and I'm still standing, then I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I wasn't just another bum from the neighborhood."----Rocky

"Yo, Adrian!"----Rocky

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Writer-star Sylvester Stallone's parable of redemption remains not only the sports-film paragon but one of the most successful low-budget movies ever..." 01/11/2002 p.36

Total Film
"...A pure pugilistic fairytale..." 11/01/2003 p.129

"[S]triking a blow for underdogs with more heart than smarts, and bringing apple-pie values and feel-good endings back into vogue." 12/01/2003 p.12

4 stars out of 5 -- "A fine, scuffed, sweaty slab of romantic pulp sentimentalism." 03/01/2007 p.122

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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