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Old 06-06-2004, 06:57 PM
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Did "Rocky" win or lose the fight in the first movie?

The way I recall it:

Rocky: Rocky loses to Apollo Creed
Rocky II: Rocky beats Apollo Creed
Rocky III: Rocky beats Clubber "Mr. T" Lang with Apollo Creed as his trainer
Rocky IV: Rocky BEats Ivan Drago
Rocky V: Dunno?


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Old 06-06-2004, 06:58 PM
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He lost.
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Old 06-06-2004, 07:05 PM
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He wasn't even expected to last three rounds with Apollo. His goal was to "go the distance," last all 15 rounds.

So..., even tho he lost the actual fight, he won a moral victory for the little guy/underdog everywhere.




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With an Underdog super energy pill
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Old 06-06-2004, 07:07 PM
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He lost...

Split Decision though...(went distance obviously).

But he still made his mark.
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:04 PM
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As noted, he lost. "Ain't gonna be no rematch..." he says at the end, but there is one.

Here's the crapfest that is Rocky V: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100507/plotsummary
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:18 PM
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Previous thread on this very subject: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=249213
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:52 PM
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Off to Cafe Society.

DrMatrix - GQ Moderator
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:34 PM
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To flesh out the list a bit...

Rocky IV: Rocky beats Ivan Drago after Drago kills Apollo in the ring.
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:57 PM
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Wasn't Rocky V the one with him working in a deli, and warning folks to stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight?
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:53 AM
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Wasn't Rocky V the one with him working in a deli, and warning folks to stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight?
That would be the tuna, actually.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:59 AM
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But you just can't go wrong with the, uh... The bread that he has. You know.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:18 AM
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May I have a show of hands- how many of you had the fish?



He lost, split decision.

Considering the fact that Stallone got from The Lords of Flatbush to Rocky and the subsequent success is amazing. A poorly wrought script crammed with careworn cliché, but a film whose gritty style and intimate camerawork ( yes, of course I have an agenda, silly ) drew the viewer right into the dynamic.

In the doldrums of the mid-1970's, it really was the Best Picture, IMHO.


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Old 06-07-2004, 08:43 AM
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In part 3 there were TWO fights. Rocky LOST the first one to Lang and then won the rematch.
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Old 06-07-2004, 08:55 AM
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Where does Thunderlips fit into all of this?
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:40 AM
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Where does Thunderlips fit into all of this?
Thunderlips was in Rocky III, after the montage showing Rocky's post-championship career, and before the 1st fight with Clubber Lang.
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Old 06-08-2004, 06:12 AM
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Wasn't Rocky V the one with him working in a deli, and warning folks to stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight?
Nope. XIII.
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Old 06-08-2004, 09:32 AM
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You know what we need now? (Besides love, sweet love.)

A PREQUEL!!!!


Rocky 0

And the Cars could do the theme song:

Rocky O I need you
Sunda dress, ruby rings
Rocky O, I need you so
Could you help me in?
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Old 06-08-2004, 02:10 PM
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As noted, he lost. "Ain't gonna be no rematch..." he says at the end, but there is one.

Wasn't it Apollo Creed who said "ain't gonna be no rematch"? And then Rocky says "don't want one."

I may be wrong - it was a long time ago.
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Old 06-08-2004, 02:35 PM
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Don't forget Rocky VII: Adrian's Revenge.
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:22 PM
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Yes.

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Wasn't it Apollo Creed who said "ain't gonna be no rematch"? And then Rocky says "don't want one."

I may be wrong - it was a long time ago.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:49 PM
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To complete the list:

Rocky V: Rocky beats champ Tommy Gunn in a street fight.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:56 PM
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That would be the tuna, actually.
[Hijack]
When I was a kid, I misheard one of the lines. For several years, I thought he sang, "goes in the back and beats OFF on the liverwust," not "he goes in the back and beats UP on the liverwurst.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:21 PM
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But you just can't go wrong with the, uh... The bread that he has. You know.
It's the ryyyyyyyyyyyyye ... or the kaiser!
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:17 PM
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The Kaiser invaded France! And the Netherlands!

He was on a roll, I guess. A Kaiser roll...
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:43 PM
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To flesh out the list a bit...

Rocky IV: Rocky beats Ivan Drago after Drago kills Apollo in the ring.
I walked into the room while my dad was watching it. They were at the end when Rocky was talking about hate and love and peace after beating the crap out of the Soviet's Golden Boy.

I couldn't help blurting out my paraphrase of the Onion Headline "Rocky singlehandly wins the cold war by beating the crap out of a Russian!"
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