Let's see, there's a down-on-his-luck boxer from a poor neighborhood, facing impossible odds in the ring yet buoyed by the love of a good woman. There's even an uplifting run through the streets of Philadelphia — I mean, Lowell, Mass. Does any of that ring a Liberty Bell? In 1976, "Rocky" had Burgess Meredith in his corner; Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund is just as indelible.
From top: Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire, credit: File photo; Mark Wahlberg, credit: Paramount.
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