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Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer, working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky, a small-time club fighter, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian’s brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the reigning champion, Apollo Creed.—————————————————-Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the sequel to the 1976 film Rocky.Sylvester 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.—————————————————-Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in the Rocky film series, and the second in the franchise to be directed by Stallone. The movie features returning co-stars Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Burt Young and Tony Burton. Rocky III also marks the film debuts of Mr. T as James “Clubber” Lang, and of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan as the supporting character “Thunderlips”.