Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the sequel to the 1976 film Rocky and was the last installment in the film series that was distributed solely by United Artists.
Rocky II Stallone, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, and Talia Shire reprised their original roles. The Ring magazine heavyweight championship belt makes its first appearance in the series. Released on June 15, 1979, the film was followed by Rocky III in 1982.
After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can’t put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the “Master of Disaster” and the “Italian Stallion” are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.
- Sylvester Stallone as Robert “Rocky” Balboa, Sr., “The Italian Stallion”: the underdog who was given one chance at winning the heavyweight championship from Apollo Creed in the first film. Due to the public’s belief that it was very possible that Rocky could have won, he gets a second shot at the title in this film.
- Talia Shire as Adrian Balboa: Rocky’s love interest-turned-wife. During labor, with their first son, she enters a coma for a large portion of the film.
- Burt Young as Paulie Pennino: Rocky’s best-friend-turned-brother-in-law
- Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed: The current world heavyweight champion who gave Rocky a shot at the title in the first film, during which he won by split-decision. Because of the close outcome of the fight the general public believes that Apollo did not necessarily win, and thus he gives Rocky a second chance in a rematch.
- Burgess Meredith as Mickey Goldmill: Rocky’s friend, manager and trainer; a former bantamweight fighter from the 1920s and the owner of the local boxing gym.
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