When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed announces he'll give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
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- John G. Avildsen
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1978 BAFTA®
- 1977 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies
- 1977 Academy Award®
- Best Picture
- Best Director: John G. Avildsen
- Best Film Editing
- Best Actress nominee: Talia Shire
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Burt Young
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Burgess Meredith
- Best Actor nominee: Sylvester Stallone
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic underdog boxing tale includes plenty of boxing violence, plus a secondary character smashes up a room with a baseball bat when angry. This same character drinks heavily. Rocky and his girlfriend move in together.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing and minor sexual discussions.
- Paulie becomes violent and trashes a room with a baseball bat. He is also verbally demeaning to his sister. The final scene includes a brutal boxing match.
- Infrequent language: "screw you," "a--hole," and "whore."
- Social Behavior
- Inspiring messages about hard work and perseverance, working toward a goal despite difficulties, the importance of love and companionship.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Paulie is an alcoholic who carries a bottle of whiskey in his pocket. He often becomes hot-tempered or violent due to excessive drinking. Rocky smokes cigarettes and drinks, but quits both during training.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it