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.

The narrow hallway is painted olive brown. A single light

bulb illuminates the gloomy corridor.


Rocky enters. The one-room apartment is drab, with a

curling boxing poster of Rocky Marciano tacked on the wall...

Nailed against the far wall is a mattress. The mattress is

used as a punching bag. Stuffing spills out of the center.

Rocky drops his coat on the floor. He puts on a pair of

glasses. He crosses to a small turtle bowl... He lifts the



...Look who's home.

Rocky starts to boil a pan of water on his hot plate, then

places an old 45 RPM record on a battered phonograph. The

record is a tune, "ALL IN THE GAME."

... As the CRACKLING MUSIC BEGINS, Rocky picks up his

hairbrush. Using it like a microphone, he mimes to the

record. He assumes the posture of a famous singer crooning

to thousands of adoring fans... He then switches into a

bullish fighting stance and throws several punches.

The water boils. Rocky soaks his badly-swollen hands.



We SEE the jagged skyline, highlighted by the towering

figure of William Penn that rises above the dawn haze as it

sits majestically above City Hall...


Rocky is walking along the waterfront... He has a bandaid

over one eye. He looks at the rugged stevedores going about

their business... He stuffs his hands in his cheap wool

jacket and approaches a ship being unloaded.

Rocky passes two thick Mafia types leaning against a parked

car. These men look like blood drinkers.


Yo, Rock -- How's your Boss?


Real good.


Fightin' again?


Yeah, here an' there.


Mebbe we make sum money

togather soon... Give ya boss

my best.

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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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