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									"ROCKY" 

by 

Sylvester Stallone 



INT. BLUE DOOR FIGHT CLUB - NIGHT 

SUPERIMPOSE OVER ACTION... "NOVEMBER 12, 1975 - PHILADELPHIA" 

...The club itself resembles a large unemptied trash-can. 
The boxing ring is extra small to insure constant battle. 

The lights overhead have barely enough wattage to see who is 
fighting. 

In the ring are two heavyweights, one white the other black. 
The white fighter is ROCKY BALBOA. He is thirty years old. 

His face is scarred and thick around the nose... His black 
hair shines and hangs in his eyes. Rocky fights in a plodding, 
machine-like style. The BLACK FIGHTER dances and bangs 
combinations into Rocky's face with great accuracy. 

But the punches do not even cause Rocky to blink... He grins 
at his opponent and keeps grinding ahead. 

The people at ringside sit on folding chairs and clamor for 
blood... They lean out of their seats and heckle the fighters. 

In the thick smoke they resemble specters. Everyone is 
hustling bets... The action is even heavier in the balcony. 

A housewife yells for somebody to cover a two dollar bet. 

The BELL RINGS and the fighters return to their corner... 

Somebody heaves a beer can into the ring. 

The Black Fighter spits something red in a bucket and sneers 
across the ring at Rocky. 

BLACK FIGHTER 
(to cornerman) 
...I'm gonna bust his head wide open! 

In Rocky's corner he is being assisted by a shriveled, balding 
CORNERMAN, who is an employee of the club... He works on 
Rocky without any enthusiasm. 

CORNERMAN 
(lackluster) 
...Ya waltzin' -- Give the suckers 
some action. 

ROCKY 
Hey -- 

CORNERMAN 
(overriding) 
Ya movin' like a bum -- Want some 
advice -- 

ROCKY 
...Just gimme the water. 

A FIGHT FAN rushes up to Rocky... He is sixty-five, with 
yellow teeth and wearing sunglasses. 

FAN 
Should I bet the fight don't go the 
distance -- Ya feel strong? 

ROCKY 
Absolutely. 

									
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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Gardenzio "Sly" Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series' seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, which ran from 1982 to 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many of the films. more…

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