Release: November 21, 1976
Release: November 21, 1976

Rocky Balboa is a small town boxer with no goals or ambition in life. Until one day when he gets the chance to fight the world champion of boxing, Apollo Creed. And so he trains hard, all while trying to win over his friends' sister, Adrian. Then comes the day of the big fight, and even if he loses, Rocky at least he wants to go the edge, and prove that he's worthy.

Rocky: "Who am I kiddin'? I ain't even in the guy's league...It don't matter, 'cause I was nobody before...I was nobody. That don't matter either, ya know...It really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed. And if I can go that distance, ya see, and that bell rings, ya know, and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, ya see, that I weren't"
Adrian: "It's Thanksgiving."
Rocky: "Yea, to you it's Thanksgiving; to me it's Thursday."
Rocky: "[Rocky is trying to make out with Adrian on their first date] Will you do me a favor? Take off these glasses. [Rocky takes off Adrian's frumpy glasses, revealing her beautiful eyes]"
Rocky: "Now take off this hat. [Takes off her unattractive hat, revealing her dark, lovely hair. Adrian is beautiful and Rocky is appreciative]"
Rocky: "I always knew you was pretty..."
Adrian: "[Adrian looks at him, disbelieving] Stop teasing me."
Fight Announcer: "What is keeping him up Bill, I dont know."
Rocky: "Cut me, Mick."
Rocky: "I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts - I'm dumb, you're shy, whaddaya think, huh?"
Paulie: "[after Rocky finishes pounding on the raw meat] You do that to Apollo Creed, they'll put us in jail for murder."
Gazzo: "Don't you think I hear things?"
Rocky: "What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I had no prime, I had nothin'!"
Mickey: "[to Rocky, after round 1 with Apollo] Keep hittin' him in the ribs ya see? Don't let that bastard breathe!"
Rocky: "Hey, yo, Mike, whose lock is this? Whose stuff is this in my locker?"
Mike: "It's Dipper's stuff. It ain't your locker no more."
Rocky: "Whatta ya talkin' about it ain't my locker no more? It's been my locker for six years. Where's my gear?"
Mike: "Mickey told me to bag it. Hang it."
Rocky: "You put my stuff on skid row? I been in that locker six years; you put my stuff in a bag on skid row?"
Mike: "Mickey tells me what to do. I gotta do it, right, Rock?"
Rocky: "Where is he?"
Mike: "Working with Dipper. He's in a baaad mood."
Rocky: "So am I."
Jergens: "[Apollo is looking thru a book of Philadelphia fighters] What exactly are you looking for Apollo?"
Apollo Creed: "This is who I'm looking for. The Italian Stallion."
Jergens: "Rocky Balboa? Never heard of him."
Apollo Creed: "Look it's the name man. The I-talian Stallion. The media will eat it up. Now who discovered America? An Italian right? What better way to get it on than with one of its descendants?"
Apollo's Trainer: "He's a southpaw. I don't want you messing with southpaws. They do everything backwards"
Apollo Creed: "Southpaw nothing. I'll drop him in three. Apollo Creed meets the Italian Stallion. Now that sounds like a damn monster movie."
Apollo's Trainer: "Hey, champ, you oughta come and look at this boy you're gonna fight on TV. It looks like he means business."
Apollo Creed: "[blowing him off] Yeah, yeah. I mean business too."
Mickey: "You know what you are?"
Rocky: "No, what?"
Mickey: "A tomato."
Rocky: "A tomato?"
Mickey: "Yeah, and I'm running a business here, not a goddamn soup kitchen."
Rocky: "Hey... you know how I said that stuff on TV didn't bother me none?"
Adrian: "Yeah?"
Rocky: "It did."
Rocky: "I been comin' here for six years, and for six years ya been stickin' it to me, an' I wanna know how come!"
Mickey: "Ya don't wanna know!"
Rocky: "I wanna know how come!"
Mickey: "Ya wanna know?"
Mickey: "OK, I'm gonna tell ya! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark!"
Rocky: "[beat] It's a living."
Adrian: "Einstein flunked out of school, twice."
Paulie: "Is that so?"
Adrian: "Yeah. Beethoven was deaf. Helen Keller was blind. I think Rocky's got a good chance."
Rocky: "You stop this fight, I'll kill ya'!"
Rocky: "You gotta be a moron... you gotta be a *moron* to wanna be a fighter."
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