- Director: John G. Avildsen,
- Writer: Sylvester Stallone,
- StarCast: Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Jimmy Gambina, Joe Frazier, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Thayer David, Tony Burton,
- Producer: Caro Jones, Gene Kirkwood, Hal W. Polaire, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Ted Swanson,
Synopsis: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.