Carl Weathers – American Film Institute
ROCKY film still

ROCKY (1976) – AFI Movie Club

Though the studio was initially interested in proven stars such as James Caan, Burt Reynolds and Ryan O’Neal – and in fact offered writer Sylvester Stallone $275,000 for the rights to his script if he’d walk away – the young up-and-comer was adamant that he play the title role in ROCKY (1976), and the rest...
Rocky Film Still - Sylvester Stallone

AFI Movie Club: ROCKY

ROCKY is ranked on both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time! Rocky Balboa punches his way to #7 in the pantheon of AFI’s greatest screen heroes, and the film lands at #4 as one of the most inspiring movies ever. And the ROCKY theme song – “Gonna Fly…