In late 1975, the heavyweight boxing world champion, Apollo Creed, announces plans to hold a title bout in Philadelphia during the upcoming United States Bicentennial. However, he is informed five weeks from the fight date that his scheduled opponent is unable to compete due to an injured hand. With all other potential replacements booked up or otherwise unavailable, Creed decides to spice things up by giving a local contender a chance to face him. He settles on Rocky Balboa, an aspiring southpaw boxer from an Italian neighborhood of Philadelphia, known by the nickname "The Italian Stallion".
|Produced By:||Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Gene Kirkwood|
|Directed By:||John G. Avildsen|
|Written By:||Sylvester Stallone|
|Cast:||Al Silvani, Frank Stallone, Lloyd Kaufman, Arnold Johnson, Carl Weathers, Shirley O'Hara, Stan Shaw, Frank Pesce, Bobby Cassidy, Jimmy Gambina, Hank Rolike, Burgess Meredith, Stu Nahan, George O'Hanlon, Jodi Letizia, Sylvester Stallone, Chino 'Fats' Williams, John Pleshette, Jack Hollander, Lou Fillipo, Robert Leh, Joe Sorbello, Bill Baldwin, Arthur Tovey, Michael Dorn, Jane Marla Robbins, Lavelle Roby, Burt Young, Frankie Van, DeForest Covan, Simmy Bow, George Memmoli, Don Sherman, Pedro Lovell, Billy Sands, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Larry Carroll, Talia Shire, Diana Lewis, Tony Burton, Daniel King, Christopher Avildsen|
|In Theaters:||Dec 03, 1976|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|