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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic (2020)

Over forty years after the release of Rocky (1976), Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic that made him an icon.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Narrator (archive footage)
Carl Weathers ... (archive footage)
Talia Shire ... (archive footage)
Burgess Meredith ... (archive footage)
Burt Young ... (archive footage)
John G. Avildsen ... (archive footage)
Joe Spinell ... (archive footage)
Garrett Brown ... (archive footage)
Thayer David ... (archive footage)
Tony Burton ... (archive footage)
Bill Conti ... (archive footage)
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... (archive footage)
Robert Chartoff ... (archive footage)
Irwin Winkler ... (archive footage)
Frank Stallone ... (archive footage)
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The unbelievable yet true story of million-to-one underdog Sylvester Stallone's journey from homeless in NYC, to writing and starring in the legendary film "Rocky".

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In 1976, a low budget movie written by an unknown actor was released, inspiring audiences around the world to go the distance. Rocky (1976) became the ultimate underdog film. Over forty years later, Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic through rare home movies provided by Director John G. Avildsen and Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman.

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An unknown actor. An impossible dream. The ultimate underdog film.

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Sylvester Stallone pitched the idea to director Derek Wayne Johnson and producer Chris May after a private screening of their documentary John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017), in which Stallone is also featured. See more »

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