DVD - 2006
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Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time. He works in a meat factory in Philadelphia for a meager wage so he also earns extra cash as a debt collector. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer. The promoters are touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment : Distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: 2-disc collector's ed
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: In the ring


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Mar 20, 2019

Classic underdog story.

Nov 18, 2018

A club fighter who is also a loan shark enforcer with a heart of gold falls in love with a dorky girl and gets a shot at the Heavyweight Championship. Based loosely on the story of Chuck Wepner.

Aug 22, 2018

Rocky was the first of an iconic movie series that lasted for decades. Sylvester Stallone, who plays the role of local boxer named Rocky Balboa, is given the opportunity to contend with the world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. Rocky’s life changes at this point, as he is given the chance to channel his talent, discover his potential, and take his success to the next level through hard work and dedication. With many scenes showing Balboa’s strict training routine, the film manages to create an inspiring mood. I really enjoyed the movie, and in spite of having a somewhat predictable plot, the performances, direction, and the inspiring mood make it worth a watch. I would give it a rating of 4 stars.
- @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Oct 17, 2017

Great boxing and sports movie. my favorite of the Rocky movies, but the second is just as good.

Mar 22, 2017

Hard to believe it won stuffy academy award back then. However, I only watched All the President's Men within my lifetime.

Dec 08, 2016

After watching Southpaw and Creed much too close together during the past year, I decided I'm done watching any new boxing movies. Rocky and The Fighter are the two classics I will watch again. Both are overly long, but the writing, performances and music are very good. Rocky has the edge, of course, since it came first, has a sweet love story and there is a great story behind the film--how Sylvester Stallone wrote it and negotiated his starring role. I have no interest in boxing, so my rating of 4 stars is high praise. Rocky is rated PG.

Apr 20, 2016

Great boxing/sports movie. Not usually my type but I did enjoy this one!

Jan 02, 2016

Very touching and inspirational movie with a truly exciting climax. Stallone was an unknown when this movie was made--they offered him 350,000 dollars for the screenplay and were going to hire Ryan O'Neil for the lead. He turned down the offer and did it for next to nothing in return for the chance to play the lead. The studio said okay but you can't make it for more than a million dollars. The real life situation mirrored what was happening in the movie and the film was a huge success and won best picture and director oscars. Stallone was nominated for best actor and screenplay and deservedly so.

Nov 14, 2015

Definitely a classic. I loved the inspirational message throughout the series. Getting back up, not giving up and never underestimating yourself. A strong motivational message. Very well done. Highly Recommend.

Jun 27, 2015

I got bored, very long-feeling movie. Well-known montage sequence doesn't happen until 1hr30min in. Characters not really interesting and often hard to understand (literally!--mumbling all the time).

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Jan 25, 2013

Violence: Mild boxing violence

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PayneBringer007 Aug 11, 2014

Adrian: Why do you wanna fight?

Rocky: Because I can't sing or dance.

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Rocky: "Yo, Adrien!"


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