Director: John G. Avildsen | Genre: Drama, Sport

Released: 1976 | Runtime: 120 min

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Stars of this Movie

Rocky Quotes

  • Apollo Creed : Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.
  • Mickey : Your nose is broken.
    Rocky : How does it look?
    Mickey : Ah, it's an improvement.
  • Adrian : Why do you wanna fight?
    Rocky : Because I can't sing or dance.
  • [ Adrian is trying to get to Rocky in the ring ]
    Rocky : Adrian!
    Adrian : Rocky!
    Rocky : Adrian!
    Adrian : Rocky!
    Rocky : Adrian.
    Adrian : Rocky.
  • Rocky Balboa: Yo, Adrian!
  • Tommy Gunn: [as Rocky goes back into the bar] Hey. Hey! I'm not done talking to you yet.
    Rocky Balboa: Listen, Tommy. I've got notin' else to say to you okay?
    George W. Duke: Rocky Balboa. Tommy Gunn wants to fight you in his next match. Do you, or do you not accept Tommy's challenge?
    Rocky Balboa: [to Tommy] Listen, Tommy. This guy wants us to fight in the ring. When we were together, we were like, like brothers. [Tommy shrugs to Duke in disgust at Rocky]
    Rocky Balboa: You see, Tommy Duke wants us to fight, get us to fight in the ring. He don't care about you Tommy, he don't care about me either.
    Paulie: C'mon Rock. Get out of here. [Turns to Tommy]
    Paulie: Tommy, you're a peice of garbage, you know that?
    Tommy Gunn: Hey, stay out of it.
    Paulie: No, you listen okay? Rocky, Rocky, he's the real champion, you're just a goddamn joke. [Paulie pshes back Tommy and Tommy punches him back, Rocky comes back to console Paulie]
    Paulie: [to Rocky] Yous hould've left him on streets where you found him.
    Rocky Balboa: [to Tommy] Hey! You knock him down how 'bout tryin' knockin' *me* down.
    George W. Duke: No, no. In the ring. In the ring. Tommy only fights in the ring.
    Rocky Balboa: My ring's outside.
  • [Paulie overhears Rocky and now he's angry and hurt]
    Paulie: I don't want nothin' from you. I don't want nothin' from you. This ain't no charity case. Get outta my house.
    Adrian: It's not just your house.
    Paulie: [to Rocky] You ain't no friend no more. Get outta my house, I just says.
    Adrian: Don't talk to him like that.
    Paulie: Both of you get out of my house.
    Rocky: Yo... It's cold outside, Paulie. [drops his hat; getting angrier, Paulie grabs his bat]
    Paulie: I don't want you messin' her, and I don't raise you to go with this scum bum! Yeah? Come on! You wanna hit on me? Come on! I'll break both your arms so they don't work for ya! [Paulie smashed a lamp, then a dinner tray; Adrian screams]
    Paulie: [Screaming] That's right! I'm not good enough to meet with Gazzo... [spits]
    Paulie: - that's what I think of Gazzo! Now your a big-shot fighter on your way up, you don't even throw a crumb to your friend Paulie! When I go out and get your meat every morning! You forgot that! Then I even give you my sister, too!
    Adrian: Only a pig would say that!
    Paulie: I'm a pig? A pig gives you the best?
    Paulie: [Smashes a coffee set] You're such a loser! I don't get married because of you! You can't live by yourself! I put you two together! And you - don't you forget it! You owe me! You owe me!
    Adrian: [Freaks out] WHAT DO I OWE YOU?
    Paulie: [cries] You're supposed to be good to me.
    Adrian: WHAT DO I OWE YOU, PAULIE? WHAT DO I OWE YOU? I treat you good! I cook for you! I cleaned
  • Mickey : Women weaken legs!
  • Mickey : You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!
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