Event Date: Jul 27, 2018 10:00:00 PM
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer in Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as a small-time club fighter, and later gets a shot at the world championship. The film, made on a budget of $1 million, earned $225 million in global box office receipts, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1976 and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry and is considered one of the greatest sports films ever made.