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ESPN Films: The Real Rocky

  • 8 10
  • 2011
  • Nonemin
ESPN Films: The Real Rocky
  • English

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.

ESPN Films: The Real Rocky
  • English
Jeff Feuerzeig
Jeff Feuerzeig Director
James Brown
James Brown Himsellf (Archive Footage)
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan Himsellf (Archive Footage)
Don King
Don King Himself
Chuck Wepner
Chuck Wepner Himself
Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas Himsellf (Archive Footage)
Howard Cosell
Howard Cosell Himsellf (Archive Footage)
Jake LaMotta
Jake LaMotta Himsellf (Archive Footage)
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Himself (Archive Footage)
Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston Himself (Archive Footage)
André the Giant
André the Giant Himsellf (Archive Footage)

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