Looking back on the Rocky phenomenon after 25 years its hard to think of a time before Sylvester Stallone but this was his first big starring role and the Rocky story was very much a reflection of his life up till that point. Stallone had written the script for Rocky and had managed to get it seen by various producers in Hollywood. They offered him a huge amount of money to buy it and had various other film stars lined up to play the part, but Sly stuck to his original idea of starring in it as well. This was his million to one shot, would the film payoff or would it flop and he'd loose everything? Of course the film was a huge hit and Stallone has become one of the most famous stars of the last 25 years. Rocky, the famous boxing film, is equally a love story about his relationship with Adrian and also a look at one mans attempts to be the best that he can be, as Rocky is given this once in a lifetime chance to attain greatness.
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