Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone – Flickr/Alatele fr
CAIRO – 21 November 2017: November 21 marks the anniversary of the 1976 classic Sylvester Stallone movie “Rocky”, the tale of a humble boxer who works hard and rises to the top against all odds.
Directed by John G. Avildsen, Stallone portrays struggling small-time boxer Rocky Balboa. Small in brains but big in heart, Rocky lives in the streets of Philadelphia and makes ends meet by collecting debts for a loan shark. He dreams of a nobler future, but the people around him are doubtful that he can get there. One day, Balboa meets a woman at a pet shop named Adrian and begins to grow closer to her, and a new opportunity rises up for Rocky when undefeated world champion Apollo Creed personally picks Balboa to face him.
The film became a massive success, was nominated for nine Oscar awards and was awarded with three, becoming a permanent fixture of popular culture, and spawning six more installments.