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It's the film that inspired a nation - and won Oscars *for Best Picture and Best Director! Audiences everywhere cheered this American success story of an "everyman" triumphing over all odds. As boxer Rocky Balboa (in a screenplay penned by the "Italian Stallion" himself!), Sylvester Stallone comes out swinging with heart, humor and unforgettable power. Rocky is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere, but as fate would have it, World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) chooses him to be his next opponent. For Creed, the match is little more than an exhibition, but for Rocky, it's a shot at the big time. While preparing for the bout under the watchful eye of his trainer (Burgess Meredith), Rocky romances Adrian (Talia Shire), a shy young woman who exposes the tenderness beneath his tough exterior. Their love blossoms as the fight approach, giving Rocky even more strength and purpose to "go the distance" against his brutal adversary. Featuring a dynamic musical score, a thrilling fight sequence and four Oscar-nominated performances, this rousing crowd-pleaser will send spirits soaring. Fighting for love, glory and self-respect, Rocky scores an exultant knockout!