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.
Rocky raises his head. The promoter steps over.
... Twenty bucks for the
locker an' cornerman -- Two
bucks for the towel an'
shower, seven for tax -- The
house owes ya, sixty-one
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
I'm a fighter.
... 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
INT. ROCKY'S HALLWAY - NIGHT