Step-bounding, meat-thumping, word-slurring, fedora-wearing - Rocky Balboa isn't your average film hero.
No, he’s an underdog, a people’s champ, a south-paw who narrowly lost out to Apollo Creed in the finale of 1977's Rocky, and thus provoke widespread clamour for a sequel.
Prayers were answered just two years later when writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone returned as the Italian Stallion, taking on Creed once more. And there's more to this thrilling second chapter of the franchise than you might think.
To see why, take a marvel at the interesting facts we’ve compiled about the 1979 classic, below.
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