Rocky
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1976
Director: John G. Avildsen
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-860361
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 24, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1186)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
It's the film that inspired a nation – and won the 1976 Best Picture Oscar®! Audiences and critics alike cheered this American success story of an "everyman" triumphing over all odds. Featuring a dynamic musical score, a thrilling fight sequence and four Oscar®-nominated performances*, this rousing crowd-pleaser will send spirits soaring. Fighting for love, glory and self-respect, Rocky® scores an exultant knockout!

Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in a ring with the world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time – a once in a lifetime opportunity to "go the distance" and come out a winner!

*1976: Actor (Stallone), Actress (Talia Shire), Supporting Actor (Burgess Meredith) and Supporting Actor (Burt Young)
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Genres
Drama
Romance
Sports
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • Chartoff-Winkler Productions
Media Companies:
 • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • 4-Page Booklet
Easter Eggs
When you are at the Start menu, arrow up and the ROCKY logo will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click on it and you will go to a face-to-face meeting between Stallone and his creation.
Crew
Direction
John G. Avildsen....Director
Writing
Sylvester Stallone....Writer
Production
Gene Kirkwood....Executive Producer
Irwin Winkler....Producer
Robert Chartoff....Producer
Cinematography
James Crabe....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard Halsey....Film Editor
Music
Bill Conti....Composer
"Take Me Back"
Frank Stallone, Jr.....Song Writer
"Rocky's Theme"
"Gonna Fly"
Carol Connors....Song Writer
Ayn Robbins....Song Writer
Sound
B. Eugene Ashbrook....Production Sound Mixer
Art
James H. Spencer....Art Director
Bill Cassidy....Production Designer
Mike Westmore....Make-up Artist
Joanne Hutchinson....Costume Designer
Cast
Arnold Johnson
Sylvester Stallone....Rocky
Talia Shire....Adrian
Burt Young....Paulie
Carl Weathers....Apollo
Burgess Meredith....Mickey
Thayer David....Jergens
Joe Spinell....Gazzo
Jimmy Gambina....Mike
Bill Baldwin....Fight Announcer
Al Salvani....Cut Man
George Memmoli....Ice Rink Attendant
Jodi Letizia....Marie
Diana Lewis....TV Commentator
George O'Hanlon....TV Commentator
Larry Carroll....TV Interviewer
Stan Shaw....Dipper
Don Sherman....Bartender
Billy Sands....Club Fight Announcer
Pedro Lovell....Club Fighter
DeForest Covan....Apollo's Corner
Simmy Bow....Club Corner Man
Tony Burton....Apollo's Trainer
Hank Rolike....Apollo Corner Man
Shirley O'Hara....Secretary
Kathleen Parker....Paulie's Date
Frank Stallone....Timekeeper
Lloyd Kaufman....Drunk
Jane Marla Robbins....Owner of Pet Shop
Jack Hollander....Fats
Joe Sorbello....Bodyguard
Christopher Avildsen....Chiptooth
Frankie Van....Club Fight Referee
Lou Fillipo....Championship Fight Announcer
Paris Eagle....Fighter
Streetcorner Singers
Frank Stallone, Jr.
Robert L. Tangrea
Peter Glassberg
William E. Ring
Joseph C. Giambelluc
Special Guest Appearance By
Joe Frazier
Butkus Stallone....Dog
Bobby Cassidy....Ringside Police Officer (uncredited)
Michael Dorn....Apollo Creed's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Robert Leh....Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Pesce....Extra on Street (uncredited)