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It's the rematch of the century as Rocky Balboa takes on Apollo Creed in this powerful follow-up to one of the most acclaimed movies in film history. Writer-Diretor-Star Sylverster Stallone succeeds increating a powerful feel-good movie hailed as "a stunning effort in every way" (Archer Winston, New York Post). After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with heavyweight champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. He concentrates on his relationship Adrian (Talia Shire), marrying her and attempting to settle into the routine of family life. But as Rocky tries to make a new start for himself, he realizes that ha can't escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the "Italian Stallion" must prepare for the fight of his life. Featuring returning cast members Burgess Meredith and Burt Young, Rocky II is an absolute knockout that measures up to the Oscar-winning original.* It's a glorious celebration of the human spirit, packed with humor, pathos and non-stop excitement.