The Real Rocky (2011)

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.

Directing:
  • Jeff Feuerzeig

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-10-25
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 55
Irwin Winkler
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Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan
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James Brown
James Brown
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Don King
Don King
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Sylvester Stallone
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Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
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George Foreman
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Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas
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André the Giant
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Howard Cosell
Howard Cosell
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Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon
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Jake LaMotta
Jake LaMotta
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