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Creed (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

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Ryan Coogler

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Ryan Coogler (screenplay by), Aaron Covington (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael B. Jordan ... Adonis Johnson
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Tessa Thompson ... Bianca
Phylicia Rashad ... Mary Anne Creed
Andre Ward ... Danny 'Stuntman' Wheeler
Tony Bellew ... 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan
Ritchie Coster ... Pete Sporino
Jacob 'Stitch' Duran ... Stitch
Graham McTavish ... Tommy Holiday
Malik Bazille Malik Bazille ... Amir
Ricardo 'Padman' McGill Ricardo 'Padman' McGill ... Padman
Gabe Rosado Gabe Rosado ... Leo 'The Lion' Sporino (as Gabriel Rosado)
Wood Harris ... Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
Buddy Osborn Buddy Osborn ... Conlan's Cut Man
Rupal Pujara Rupal Pujara ... Dr. Kathari
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Storyline

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... Written by Blake ordonez

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Your legacy is more than a name

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creed See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,632,823, 29 November 2015

Gross USA:

$109,767,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,567,581
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Only film to feature the Rocky Balboa character that is not directed by Sylvester Stallone nor John G. Avildsen. See more »

Goofs

Whilst watching Creed with subtitles at one point it refers to Rocky as Rambo. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.
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Crazy Credits

Only movie in the Rocky series which Stallone didn't get top-billing. See more »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: In the final theatrical release of the film, Adonis Creed loses the fight to Pretty Ricky Conlan by split decision, mirroring the end of the original Rocky. However, another ending was filmed in which Creed wins the fight. See more »


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Breathe
Written by Ludwig Göransson, Donald Glover and Tessa Thompson
Performed by Tessa Thompson
Produced by Ludwig Göransson
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Stallone deserves an Oscar
31 January 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

I can say with all seriousness that Sylvester Stallone deserves his Oscar, and I didn't believe that the original and rather obvious "Rocky" deserved Best Picture Oscar, so I'm not some fan blind to the weaknesses of the series . He was excellent in that film. While some can argue that the Oscar would be a reward for the entirety of the Rocky franchise, I think that Stallone's performance in Creed stands on its own and is wholly deserving of any accolades he receives. His performance of an aging Rocky Balboa coming to terms with his own mortality (and the mortality of his loved ones, like Pauly and Adrian) and dealing with the effects of aging and the realization that he cannot partake in the rigorous boxing world anymore is very heartbreaking and compelling. Without providing any spoilers, the scene in which Adonis Creed and Rocky return to the famous steps from the first Rocky is a very poignant scene.


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