His whole life was a million-to-one shot.
Sylvester Stallone's classic, American dream sports drama following small time boxer Rocky Balboa's once-in-a-lifetime shot at winning the heavyweight title, as well as his own sense of self-respect. Winner of Best Picture at the 1977 Academy Awards.... More
Working class Philadelphian Balboa (Stallone) has struggled to ascend past his 'nobody' status as a boxer. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) visits his local town, a money-spinning exhibition match is set up: the world champ will give an unknown the chance for a title. Loving his nickname 'The Italian Stallion', Balboa is selected. With his ex-trainer Mickey (Burgess Meredith) and girlfriend Adrian (Talia Shire) by his side, Balboa takes on the tremendous odds, setting motion to a triumphant underdog story.Hide