Release Date: December 1st, 1976
DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2001
PG|1 hr 59 min
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).
Director: John G. Avildsen
Production Co: United Artists
Distributors: CBS/Fox, United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.