That's Why He's Rocky....

"I wanted to show I had balls at age 60. Just because society says I'm old, doesn't mean I am. I'm pursuing happiness, even if it makes the people around me unhappy."

I'm excited to see the new Rocky movie. I was a little surprised at first to learn that Rocky was going to actually be fighting in it. I figured it would be one of those movies where the old surly boxer trains the new champ to win. Nope, not Sly's style. Good luck Rocky!!

Here's a little Rocky trivia for you....I love trivia......almost as much as Rocky movies.....

Did you know.....

  • That Sylvester Stallone was offered $150,000 to back off his demand to star in his own screenplay for the original Rocky. They wanted Ryan O'Neal.
  • Stallone wrote the screenplay in three days after he saw a boxing match between the unknown Chuck Wepner and Muhammad Ali in which Wepner went the distance.
  • Stallone insisted that the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and producers wanted to skip it. He had one take for that scene, and was so nervous about screwing up the only scene he thought was important that he got himself drunk to do it.
  • Sylvester Stallone really did punch the frozen meat in the training scene in the movie. In fact he did it so many times in many different takes that after filming was finished, he noticed the shape of his hands was different. His knuckles were left completely flattened and they remain that way to this day.
There you go, that should help you during those Pre-movie trivia slide shows, you can impress your friends and win the affection of the opposite sex....hooray.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Seeing Rocky back in action... $9
Pre-Movie cocktails and snacks... $50

Watching with Brett... Priceless!

(Who would have guessed she would be the one throwing punches and sitting n the edge of hear seat while her boyfriend Mike slept soundly on her shoulder...)