Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
boxer, strongman, training, boxing, fistfight, 1970s, violence, brawl, tough guy, italian american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boxing match, mirror, eyeglasses, boxing trainer, boxing gym, philadelphia pennsylvania, hero, punch, one word title
Rocky, Stallone's alter ego, is sufficiently engaging to make one forget, momentarily at least, the script's milk-fed lack of originality.
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