This Oscar-winning saga which spawned a number of sequels depicts a classic underdog story of a small town boxer named Rocky Balboa who is given the chance to go head-to-head with a heavy weight champion named Apollo Creed.
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The movie that created the book of clichés for sports movies stands the best of its kind: "Rocky" is about the losers of the american dream, with a character that is, in general, the spirit of the outsider communities in a big country. And none of its 4 first sequels keeps that spirit. They just transformed the character in a plastic representation for convenient reasons, a.k.a "just another easy way of profit".