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The Real Rocky (2011)

The Real Rocky

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Chuck Wepner was a journeyman heavyweight boxer who ended up in the ring against some of the most legendary fighters of his time including Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. In part, his story inspired Sylvester Stallone to write the original Rocky, but this documentary offers an exhaustive look at his remarkable and unconventional career.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Sports & Fitness
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On DVD: May 22, 2012
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Interesting documentary about Chuck Wepner, who clearly inspired at least parts of the Rocky films. His story was great, the implied incredulity as to Stallone's resistance to his lawsuit just shows that film people don't know much about law (his claim, while not baseless, was a stretch). But Wepner is an interesting guy and it is fun to see how all this stuff worked out.

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Sheds some light on Wepner, who maybe isn't the most noble person in the world, but who certainly did get the short end of the stick when it comes to his own story. His story is both inspiring and sad and blessedly (for us and sort of for him) led to Rocky.

Interesting documentary about Chuck Wepner the man who inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky. Not sure how truthful Wepner is in accounting for his dealings with Stallone and other issues but it is interesting to think about.

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