- 1h 59min
- Directed by: John G Avildsen
- Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith
Back to the days when Stallone used to make good films (well, one, and this is it). It's the old rags-to-riches saga dressed up by writer Sly as a boxing drama about a dim-witted Philadelphia lad who makes it good in gloves. This one took the Best Picture Oscar, the four that followed adhered to the law of diminishing returns.
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