Rocky script
Rocky (1976)
Synopsis: Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia.

A young pug combs his hair and listens to a portable RADIO

that is BLASTING MUSIC.

The fighter that Rocky has just defeated is drinking a beer

and joking with three other fighters... Some of the fighters

are smoking. The room is cloudy.

A short man of fifty enters. He is dressed in a sweater

buttoned over a t-shirt.

PROMOTER:

...Balboa!?

Rocky raises his head. The promoter steps over.

PROMOTER:

(continuing)

... Twenty bucks for the

locker an' cornerman -- Two

bucks for the towel an'

shower, seven for tax -- The

house owes ya, sixty-one

dollars.

The man peels off the money and departs... Rocky closes his

locker, nods to the defeated fighter, and leaves.

INT. TROLLEY - NIGHT

Rocky is on the trolley heading to South Philly... The

trolley is empty except for a thin old black WOMAN... The

black Woman studies Rocky's bruised face... Rocky becomes

self-conscious.

ROCKY:

(almost apologetic)

I'm a fighter.

4.

WOMAN:

(tired)

... Yo' iz an accident.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

Rocky exits the trolley and walks down the block... He waves

at a pair of high-heeled hookers and they wave back.

Rocky passes a sleeping wino curled in front of a dirty

bookstore. Rocky drags the man into a protective passageway.

Further down the street, Rocky pauses in front of the

"ANIMAL TOWN PET SHOP"... He peers into the dark store and

sees a sad, huge dog sitting in the window. He mumbles to

the dog and continues to the corner.

EXT. ROCKY'S APARTMENT - NIGHT

A short while later, Rocky approaches his apartment located

in the most deprived section of South Philly. He kicks away

the litter that has gathered against the apartment steps and

enters.

INT. ROCKY'S HALLWAY - NIGHT

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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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