Rocky II

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Rocky II is a 1979 film that continues the story of Rocky Balboa as he struggles in his family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone.
The Rematch Of The Century taglines

Rocky Balboa[edit]

  • [to Adrian] I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much.
  • [chasing a chicken] I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.
  • [Adrian asks about Rocky's eyesight] I see fine. I see like a Beagle, or something.

Apollo Creed[edit]

  • Man, I won, but I didn't beat him!

Mickey Goldmill[edit]

  • You're gonna eat lightnin'; you're gonna crap thunder.
  • Hey Rock. It's three in the morning. I went up to your house there and they told me you was here. It's a 3:00am kid. You know that Adrian, she's a good girl. Me, you know I'm sorry for both of ya. There's nothing I can do about it. Except uh I wanna tell you this once and then uh I ain't gonna say it again. Well, Rocky, you got another shot. It's a second shot at the, I don't know, the biggest title in the world. And you're gonna be swappin' punches with the most dangerous fighter in the world. And just in case, you know, your brain ain't workin' so good, all this happens pretty soon and you ain't ready. You're nowhere near in any shape. So I say, you know, for God's sake, why don't you stand up and fight this guy hard?! Like ya done before? That was beautiful! But don't lay down in front of him like this! Like, I don't know, like some kind of mongrel or something. 'Cause he's gonna kick your face in pieces, you know that? That's right. This guy just don't wanna win, you know. He wants to bury ya, he wants to humiliate ya. He wants to prove to the whole world that you was nothing but some kind of a freak the first time out. And he said you're a one-time lucky bum. Well, now, I don't, I don't wanna get mad, in a biblical place like this, but I think you're a hell of a lot more than that, kid. A hell of a lot! No, wait a minute. If you wanna blow it, if you wanna blow this thing, damn it, I'm gonna blow it with ya. If you want to stay here, I'll stay with you. I'll stay with ya. Yeah. I'll stay and pray. What I got to lose?


  • There's one thing I want you to do for me. Win. Win.


  • Duke: [to Apollo about Rocky] He's all wrong for us, baby. I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you. Now, we don't need that kinda man like that in our lives. I know what you're feelin'. Let it go! Let it go! You're the champ.
  • Duke: [to Apollo] You're the Man. You're number one. The Champ, the best of all time. Girls love you - Men, old people love you. Young people love you. You're the best. You're the Man, and he's yours. He's yours, he's yours. This bum shouldn't be in the same ring with you. I want you to show him who you are tonight. Show him who you are tonight. Stick him!


Reporter: Rocky, do you think you've suffered brain damage?
Rocky: I don't see any.

Paulie: How's your face?
Rocky: I don't's it look?
Paulie: I wouldn't want it.

Father Carmine: Rocky Balboa, do you take Adrian Pennino to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Rocky: Yeah. Absolutely. Yes.
Father Carmine: Adrian Pennino, do you take Rocky Balboa to be your lawfully wedded husband?
Adrian: I do.
Rocky: Thanks.
Father Carmine: Then by the powers vested in me by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I now pronounce you man & wife. You may kiss the bride now.
Rocky: I gotta take this off.
[Rocky draws Adrian's veil back; kisses her]
Father Carmine: Go in peace and God bless you.
Rocky: Thanks, Father. You done real good. I'm proud of you. Okay. Things are gonna be great.

Gazzo: How's about investing in condominiums? It's safe.
Rocky: Condominiums?
Gazzo: Yeah, condominiums.
Rocky: I never use 'em.

Rocky: You know, I never knew you were so light, you know.
Adrian: No?
Rocky: No, if I did I would've carried you everywhere.

Adrian: We really don't need a car.
Rocky: Oh, come on, Adrian. I'm gonna be doing commercials. Now, I can afford this, you know? No problem.
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky: Do I know how to drive?
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky: I'm one of the greats. Are you kidding? C'mon, I'll drive you. Let me put you inside the car. This will just be like Cinderella and the pumpkin, you know?
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky: Do I know how to drive? I drive airplanes and bulldozers. I'll drive you crazy if you give me a chance. You know what I mean?

Manager: Do you have a criminal record?
Rocky: Nothin' worth braggin' about.

Manager: Can I be honest? No one's going to offer you an office job. There's too much competition. Why don't you fight? I read somewhere you're a very good fighter.
Rocky: Yeah, well. Was ya ever punched in the face 500 times a night? It stings after a while, ya know.

Apollo: [reads fan mail to his wife] Mary Anne, you listen to this. "You didn't beat nobody and anybody who knows boxing knows the fight was fixed." This one came from London. "You call yourself the champ? You're a fake! The fight was a fake. Go kill yourself!"
Mary Anne: Wouldn't you rather play with the children than read hate mail?
Apollo: "How much did you get to carry that bum for 15 rounds? You are a disgrace to your people."
Mary Anne: Why can't you ignore it?!
Apollo: Are you serious?
[he throws his mail in the air and walks away in disgust]

Apollo: Do you think I beat him the last time?
Duke: You got the decision.
Apollo: Man I won! But I didn't beat him!

Mickey: [after slapping Rocky in the face] Now you didn't even see that comin', did ya? And that's comin' from a broken down pug like me. What... what do ya think the champ would do to ya?
Rocky: Hurt me bad I guess...
Mickey: Na, he'd hurt ya permanent. Permanent!

Mickey: Left handed fighters they're the worst. They try to come in there with that big left. Right's no damn good. They ought to outlaw southpaws!
Rocky: Why didn't you tell me that before?
Mickey: I didn't want to hurt your feelings.

Rocky: [noticing Mickey's hearing aid] What's that in your ear there?
Mickey: What it is, is I hear stupid things better.

Mickey: Why do you have to wear that stinkin' sweatsuit?
Rocky: It brings me luck, you know?
Mickey: Brings you luck. I'll tell you what it brings - it brings FLIES! Now here's what I want you to do - I want you to chase this little chicken.
Rocky: Hey yo, Mick, what do I got to chase a chicken for?
Mickey: First, because I said so. And second, is because chicken-chasing is how we used to train back in the old days. If you can catch this thing, you can catch greased lighting.
Rocky: Well, I'll do it if you say so, but it ain't very mature.
Mickey: Yeah, well NEITHER ARE YOU, very mature!

Rocky: [punching a heavy bag] Three, four.
Mickey: Now remember I want 500 hard ones go!
Rocky: Where was I, seven or eight?

Mickey: [picks up a bucket] Here, why don't you carry this? 'Cause I liked you a lot better when you was carryin' spit.
Rocky: Yeah?
Mickey: Yeah. 'Cause the way you're trainin', you're gonna end up pumping gas in Jersey somewhere!
Rocky: I think I'm gonna go take a shower.
Mickey: It's a good idea. Why don't you go soak your head? Soak it a lot.

Rocky: I can't learn how to fight right handed no more.
Mickey: What's ‘can't’? There ain't no ‘can'ts’! There's no ‘can'ts’!

Reporter: Apollo, a lot of people say that you lost the first fight-- A victim of the southpaw jinx. Did fighting a left-hander throw you off?
Apollo: Southpaw jinx nothin'! Last time, I took the fight too lightly, and this man was just plain lucky. But this time, this time, you all will see the real Apollo Creed. The whole world's gonna see the real Apollo Creed. Lightning fast and hard to catch. No playin', no jivin', just business.
Reporter: Rocky, do you think you have a chance this time against Apollo?
Rocky: I don't know. He looks pretty mad. Uh, me and Mick, we're gonna try our best.
Paulie: His lungs he's gonna punch out.
Apollo: Now who's that? Al Capone?
Paulie: I don't sweat you.

Reporter: Rocky, your pay for the fight will be very substantial. What will you do with the money?
Rocky: Well the first thing I gotta do is I gotta pay the rent. And then I made this list on our way over here. I'd like to buy a couple hats, a motorcycle, a couple quarts of perfume for Adrian she likes to smell good. And some muppet toys you know, Ernie, Big Bird. And the frog what's his name? Kermit?
Mickey: Yeah.
Rocky: And I thought maybe a statue for the church and a snow cone machine for you Paulie. You like snow cones right?
Reporter: Rock, you got anything derogatory to say about the champ?
Rocky: Derogatory? Yeah. He's great.

Adrian: There's one thing I want you to do for me.
Rocky: What's that?
Adrian: Win. Win!

Baldwin: This place is certainly packed with Rocky's people. I've never seen so many Italians in my whole life!
Nahan: Hey you said that. I didn't say that.

Rocky: It's Apollo.
Mickey: Who were you expecting?
Rocky: I was hoping he wouldn't show.

Rocky: [after round 1 of the rematch with Creed] I can't believe it.
Mickey: What?
Rocky: He broke my nose again.

Duke: [after round 1 of rematch with Balboa who is fighting right handed] Alright, did the switching bother ya?
Apollo: Nothin' bothered me man, nothin' bothered me.
Duke: Well then you should of had 'em! Now don't let up on this man. This man is dangerous. This man is DANGEROUS!
Apollo: This man is dangerous... I'm the man, I'm dangerous!

[last lines]
Rocky: [after his victory] Excuse me. I can't believe this has happened. I can't. And I just wanna say thanks to Apollo for fighting me. Apollo. I wanna thank Mickey for training me.
Fan: We love ya, Rock!
Rocky: Yeah, I love yous too. Most of all, I wanna thank God. Except for my kid bein' born, this is the greatest night in the history of my life. I just wanna say one thing to my wife who's home: YO, ADRIAN! I DID IT!!
Adrian: I love you. I love you.


  • The Rematch Of The Century.
  • The story continues...
  • The Italian Stallion is back!


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