Original; single-sided; Linenbacked; commercial poster; Style A; rolled
Dimension: 23" x 35"
Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Film Editing
This poster is unused (just like all of our
other posters), but after spending 25 years in A plastic tube, it suffered some
creasing. The poster had to be linenbacked to remove the creases. The creases
have been greatly reduced and will not be visible when the poster is framed.
This is an extremely rare original 33 year old commercial poster.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire,
Burgess Meredith, Burt Young, Carl Weathers; Directed By: John G.
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a
Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A
once-promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running
strong-arm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive
trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), has given up on Rocky. All this changes
thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the
Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for
the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes
before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only Cinderella involved
here: writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to
sell his Rocky script (one of 35 that he'd written over the years) on the
proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a
shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists
was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like
Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars,
Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times