Rocky II

Trivia: An estimated 800 children from a local school were used as extras for the scene in which Rocky runs through Philadelphia.

Trivia: The smaller quicker fighter that Rocky is sparring with before the fight is real life champion Roberto Duran.

Trivia: During preparation the film, Sylvester Stallone was doing bench-pressing when the weight fell and tore his right pectoral muscle. The incident happened before the fight scene was to be filmed and the scene was shot with Stallone still suffering from his injury.

Trivia: During the run when Rocky runs up the steps, when the kids run around the roundabout the kid in the second row trips and knocks a load of other kids.

Trivia: Boxer Chuck Wepner, the partial inspiration for Rocky, was going to have a small part in the film in the boxing gym but he declined cause his audition went too wrong. By his own admission he went on a drink and drug booze binge before driving overnight to the audition. He later said "I should have taken more time, should have studied the script. Stallone did everything he was supposed do, and if I would have done better, maybe I would have gotten the part."


Trivia: Frank Stallone Jr. is one of the street singers while Rocky is going home with Adrien.


Continuity mistake: In the first round of the fight, Apollo Creed decks Rocky. When Rocky falls, he lands in the neutral (yellow) corner, but when he gets up he is standing in his own (black) corner. (01:36:55)

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Rocky Balboa: I was wonderin' what you were doin' the next 40 or 50 years.

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Question: What made Apollo change his mind about wanting a rematch?


Answer: Creed won the fight, but watched as the media and the public viewed it as a questionable victory. At the end of the fight, Rocky had defeated him, and the only reason he was still standing was that Rocky was holding him up to keep punching him. Creed had a huge ego, and couldn't stand people thinking he only technically won.

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