The Real Rocky

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The Real Rocky

The Real Rocky

Release Date: October 25, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «Millions watched a movie. One man lived it.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ESPN Films
Director    :   Jeff Feuerzeig
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RunTime    :   55 mins.

Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with “Champ” vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write “Rocky” which won three Academy Awards. Wepner was left out of the “Rocky” glory, and his career took turn after strange turn as he worked to stay in the spotlight: he went on to fight Andre the Giant as “The Assassin” and boxed a 900 pound bear. Twice.

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