When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.
Plot Keywords: underdog, philadelphia, pennsylvania, transporter, italian american, fight, love of one's life, publicity, boxer, independence, training, lovers, surprise, world champion, amateur, victory, sports, boxing
|Director||John G. Avildsen|
|Production Companies||Winkler Films, United Artists|
|Production Country||United States of America|