MEDIUM LEVEL VIOLENCE, LOW LEVEL COARSE LANGUAGE
|Director:||John G. Avildsen|
|Actors:||Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers|
Gritty, grim and epic, Rocky is the real deal, a crowd pleaser with a less-than-storybook ending. When Muhammad Ali-esque boxing champ Carl Weathers wants to give a nobody a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Rocky won the 1976 Best Picture Oscar thanks to John Avildsen's solid direction and Stallone's root-for-the-underdog script.