Rocky II

United Artists Released 1979


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Sylvester Stallone

Despite champion Apollo Creed's emphatic former claim that there will be no rematch and Rocky's declaration that all he wanted was to go the distance in the bout with Apollo, the two resolve to meet each other again in a titanic rematch that will conclusively decide the true victor of their struggle.


Metacritic Score

  • 80


    Rocky II follows much the same theme as its predecessor – that is fighter Rocky Balboa's path to a stab at the heavyweight crown. In its boxing and training scenes Rocky II packs...

  • 60

    Empire Ian Nathan

    Sequel manages to retain some pathos and credibility.

  • 60

    Time Out London

    An old-fashioned sequel which plumbs depths and hits heights, in which the lovable Rocky Balboa gets another crack at the world heavyweight championship.

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    • Production Budget - $7,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $85,182,160 (2nd)
      Worldwide Gross - $200,182,160 (2nd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $276,926,863
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $650,791,405

    • Filming locations include:
      Kensington, North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • Taglines:
      1. The story continues...
      2. The Italian Stallion is back!
      3. The Rematch Of The Century.
      4. Rocky shows he's a champ...and wins!
      5. Once he fought for a dream. Now he's fighting for love!
      6. There is one fight left. He must win it with his hands...she must win it with her heart.
      7. He was one punch away from the heavyweight championship of the world. Now he's one heartbeat away from losing the woman he loves.
      8. They've come a long way together...a boxer and a dreamer. But there is still one fight left.
      9. This time he's fighting not for glory, not for money, but for love...Once again, the Italian Stallion proves he's got what it takes.

    • Music:
      Street Scat
      Words and Music by Frank Stallone
      Two Kinds Of Love
      Words and Music by Frank Stallone


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