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The Monday Film: Rocky

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starring
Sylvester Stallone with Talia Shire Burt Young
Burgess Meredith Carl Weathers
Rocky Balboa is a second-rate Philadelphia street-fighter trying to earn a living working for a local loan shark.
Depressed and penniless,
Rocky suddenly finds himself in the right place at the right time. Just before the World
Heavyweight Championship fight, the leading contender is injured. The Champ decides to give a local boy a shot at the title and picks the unknown Rocky because he likes his nickname. The stage is set for the most famous fight in movie history - Apollo Creed versus The Italian Stallion.
Screenplay by SYLVESTER STALLONE Produced by IRWIN WINKLER and ROBERT CHARTOFF
Directed by JOHN G. AVlLDSEN 0 FILMS: page 39
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Contributors

Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Play By: Sylvester Stallone
Produced By: Irwin Winkler
Directed By: John G. Avlldsen
Rocky Balboa: Sylvester Stallone
Adrian: Talia Shire
Paulie: Burt Young
Apollo Creed: Carl Weathers
Mickey: Burgess Meredith
Jergens: Thayer David
Gazzo: Joe Spinell
Mike: Jimmy Gambina
Fight announcer: Bill Baldwin
Cut man: Al Salvani
Ice rink attendant: George Memmoli
Marie: Jodi Letizia
TV commentators: Diana Lewis
TV commentators: George O'Hanlon
TV interviewer: Larry Carroll
Dipper: Stan Shaw
Bartender: Don Sherman
Club fight announcer: Billy Sands

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The Monday Film: Rocky

BBC One London, 2 June 1986 22.10






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