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Rocky II

Rocky II was the 1978 sequel to Rocky, a movie where a boxer goes from rags to riches by lasting the distance with the world's Heavyweight champion. Once again, Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers[?] and Talia Shire star in it.

In what would later become a trademark of the Rocky franchise, Rocky II starts off right where the first one left. After their championship bout, both boxers are taken by ambulance to a hospital, where they meet once again, at the emergency room. Apollo Creed, the champion, is still angry at Rocky, the first man to go the distance with him, and starts claiming for another chance to knock Rocky out. Rocky, meanwhile, tells him that he is quitting boxing.

Having made an amount of money he never dreamed he could make, Rocky's decision to retire is streghtened when the doctors told him he needed retina surgery, which he underwent successfully.

After recovering, he gets a job as a trainer at Mickeys gym, and proposes to his girlfriend Adrian. They get married at a simple wedding ceremony attended only by Mickey, and he buys a two story house in a better neighborhood for her. Meanwhile, Creed had gone to the press giving his opinion that he thought Rocky was a coward for not wanting to fight a second time. The pressure Apollo put, which came as a consequence of all the hate mail Apollo was getting at his mansion, started to get to Rocky and he became undecided about fighting Apollo for a second time. He consulted Adrian, but Adrian didn't want him to box again. Later on, Rocky gets a Black Camaro[?] and Adrian gets pregnant. During birth, Adrian fell into a coma and Rocky spent his time after birth, standing by her side and nursing his new son. When she wakes up, she tells him to 'go do it!' and he quickly begins training for the rematch with Apollo after signing the correspondent contracts.

Next follows a scene where the producers show the audience how spartan a boxer's training must be before a fight, and then the movie concludes with the rematch fight's scene.

Rocky and Apollo go at it for the best part of 15 rounds , once again fighting an intense battle in front of a standing up crowd. When round 15 arrives, Rocky seems to be hopelessly behind on points, but, in a scene many Hollywood critics have called one of the greatest scenes in film history, both boxers hit each other with knockout punches simultaneously, and both go to the floor. The referee starts counting, and the count reaches number 10, so in that case, whoever gets up first will be described winner by knockout. While Apollo slumps to a corner, Rocky grabs the rope, picks himself up and the fight is declared over, Rocky becoming world Heavyweight champion.



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