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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Sylvester Stallone
Milo Ventimiglia
Burt Young
Geraldine Hughes
Directors
Sylvester Stallone
Screenwriters
Sylvester Stallone
Running Time
102 minutes

Rocky Balboa
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Rocky Balboa

Plot
Mourning the death of his wife and running a restaurant that trades on his boxing glory days, Rocky Balboa (Stallone) ekes out a quiet existence. But when a TV show uses computer gizmology to match the Italian Stallion against the current champ, Balboa once again finds the will to fight.


Verdict
If you hear the Rocky theme and think ‘118 118’, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. For the rest of us, this is a reminder of why we fell in love with the character in the first place.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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