There is not much that people like better than to cheer for than an underdog. One of the most loved underdogs in American film history is the boxer Rocky Balboa. From a Philadelphia club fighter with no future to the champion of the world, Rocky captured more than the belt as he won the hearts of all who watched over the years and his six films.
Rocky directed by John G. Avildson:
Rocky (played by Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia club fighter, is going nowhere – painfully and slowly. A twist of fate leads to him getting a shot in the ring against the World Heavyweight Champion, Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers). Even though he is completely outmatched, Rocky knows this is his last shot at the big time and goes for it.
Rocky II directed by Sylvester Stallone:
Fans want a rematch between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. Rocky sustained huge injuries during their first fight and as such retires from boxing. He goes on trying to make a life for himself outside of the ring. But will he be really be able to give up the only thing he has been good at his whole life?
Rocky III directed by Sylvester Stallone:
Life is good for Rocky as he has won ten straight fights, has large endorsement contracts, is loved by millions of fans, and is famous worldwide. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he suffers a humiliating defeat against Clubber Lang (played by Mr. T). Does this spell the end for the "Italian Stallion"?
Rocky IV directed by Sylvester Stallone:
Rocky Balboa is once again the world champion heavyweight boxer but there is another challenger waiting to take him on. Hailing from the Soviet Union, Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren) is a monster of a man at 6'6" and 240 pounds. Rocky will take on this man in foreign city of Moscow.
Rocky V directed by John G. Avildson:
Coming home after his latest victory Rocky gets the devastating news that he is completely broke after his financial advisor has bankrupted him. To compound the problem he finds out that he can no longer fight due to his injuries.
After moving to a low-rent apartment with his family he has to deal with the resentment his son (played by Sage Stallone) feels towards him and it only grows when he starts training boxer Tommy Gunn (played by Tommy Morrison), a young up-and-coming boxer. When Tommy betrays Rocky and publicly taunts him Rocky feels he has to step back into the ring to defend his honour.
Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone:
Thirty years into his career Rocky Balboa enters the squared circle one last time. The current world heavyweight champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon (played by Antonio Tarver), challenges Rocky to a bout after losing a computer simulated bout versus an in his prime Rocky Balboa. Not someone who backs down, Rocky accepts the challenge despite the age difference and comes out of retirement one more time.
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