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The original: 

The Rocky Films I - VI (1976-2006)

Directed by: 

John G. Avildsen & Sylvester Stallone


Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers; with Mr T, Dolph Lungren, Tony Burton and Butkus Stallone 

What’s it about? 

A series of films that chart the rise, fall and rise again of a struggling boxer, labelled as a dead-beat bum by just about everyone, who gets the shot of a lifetime, rises to the challenge, and shows the whole world that with pure-heart and soul-deep determination, anything is possible. 


These are films about the human spirit, of simply not giving up. Ever. 


The original Rocky is a masterpiece.  Subtle.  Human.  Powerful.   It is a story not of the glory of winning, but of the power of trying. 


The sequels grew in scope and absurdity, but for all their silliness, each remain a masterclass in building palpable tension and deeply relatable drama, while delivering some of the most satisfying, powerful and inspiring moments in all of cinema. 


Containing one of the best scores of all time, as well as iconic lines and moments, the films also delve into friendships, family, fallibilities and pathos. 


Go the distance. Take the shot.  Always get back up. 


Adrian:  “Why do you wanna fight?” 

Rocky: “Because I can’t sing or dance.” 


“….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, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.” 



You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” 

Rocky -Rocky Balboa 


“I must break you.” 

Ivan Drago -Rocky IV 


The pitch: "Come up with a sequel to Rocky IV, an alternative Rocky V."

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