THERE IS ONE FIGHT LEFT. HE MUST WIN IT WITH HIS HANDS… SHE MUST WIN IT WITH HER HEART.
After the sensational fight that almost ended Apollo Creed’s (Carl Weathers) career, the champ feels humiliated and demands a rematch; Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) refuses at first. After two box-office failures, Stallone returned to the concept that made him a star. This sequel shouldn’t work as well as it does, considering it’s a repeat of the same formula ending with another bout between Creed and Balboa (with a very expected outcome). However, much of the charm from the first movie is intact as we follow Rocky and his girlfriend’s new life together – and both Stallone and Weathers are still engaging.
1979-U.S. 119 min. Color. Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone. Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa), Talia Shire (Adrian Pennino), Burt Young (Paulie Pennino), Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed), Burgess Meredith.
Trivia: Followed by Rocky III (1982).