Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, a Philadelphia prize fighter enjoying his brief fame after nearly defeating world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). When Rocky is offered lucrative product endorsement opportunities, his limited education and lack of sophistication quickly become an impediment to his future success, causing him embarrassment and his pregnant wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), a great deal of financial concern.
Meanwhile, Creed is brooding over his near loss to a fighter he considers an amateur far beneath him and decides to goad a reluctant Rocky into a high-profile rematch. With the family resources dwindling and his pride wounded, Rocky decides that fighting is all he knows and makes the fateful decision to climb back into the ring once more with Creed to vie for the championship belt, despite assurances from all concerned that he will blind himself irreparably.
|Cast:||Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sylvester Stallone, Tony Burton, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Joe Spinell, Leonard Gaines, Frank McRae, Al Silvani, John Pleshette, Sylvia Meals|
|Producer(s):||Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff|