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Rocky II (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 15 June 1979 (USA)
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Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director:

Sylvester Stallone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire ... Adrian
Burt Young ... Paulie
Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith ... Mickey
Tony Burton ... Apollo's Trainer
Joe Spinell ... Gazzo
Leonard Gaines Leonard Gaines ... Agent
Sylvia Meals Sylvia Meals ... Mary Anne Creed
Frank McRae ... Meat Foreman
Al Silvani ... Cutman
John Pleshette ... Director
Stu Nahan ... Announcer
Bill Baldwin ... Commentator
Jerry Ziesmer ... Salesman
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Storyline

Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight? Written by Film_Fan

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The Italian Stallion is back! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Actor Shaka Cumbuka, who is credited as "Cornerman" for this film, actually had a name in the Rocky: Legends video game. He was called Randy Tate, and was also a playable character. See more »

Goofs

As the ambulance is headed toward the hospital, it is being closely followed by a news van, no more than one second behind. When the ambulance makes a right turn down a side street, the news van is nowhere to be seen. But when they pull up to the hospital, the news van is right behind the ambulance again. See more »

Quotes

Gazo: [walks in to find Rocky sweeping] Yo, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Tony. How ya doin'?
Gazo: How am *I* doin'? No, how are you doin'? I heard you was workin' in this dump. What are you doin', Rock? Give it to me straight, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: You know, I'm sweepin' up, makin' a few bucks here and there.
Gazo: You ain't no janitor, Rock. You don't need a job like this. Besides, you're Italian. Now you come back and work for me, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, well, what would I be doin'? You mean like, uh, you know, collectin' or somethin'?
Gazo: What else? Look, you come ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Some printings in the US slow down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. See more »


Soundtracks

Two Kinds of Love
Words and Music by Frank Stallone
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User Reviews

 
Faithful to the spirit of the original.
7 September 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Rocky II" isn't as wildly entertaining as the next installment (which is my favorite), and it's slightly overlong, too. But it's still an earnestly made, appealingly tender sequel. Stallone dedicates time to character development and quirky humor (the scene where he attempts to star in commercials is really funny), making the movie more suitable for viewers who prefer dialogue over action - although the actual fight is more dynamic than the one in the original.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky II See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,390,537, 17 June 1979

Gross USA:

$85,182,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,182,160
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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