This classic boxing film sets the standards for all sports movies to come! Rocky Balboa, small-time boxer, is given the chance to fight the number one boxing champion in the nation for the title. Of course being the underdog he hasn't a fighting chance but decides to make the best of it nevertheless. The boxing sequence at the end of the film is superb. A great performance by Stallone and Burgess Merideth, who gave a perfect performance as Rocky's manager. This film was written by Stallone himself and this is what launched him into a big-name movie star. Spawned four sequels.
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David
John G. Avildson
Don Ignacio's score: A