[upon seeing Apollo Creed] He looks like a big flag.


Mickey: You're a bum, Rock. You're a bum.
Rocky: I ain't no bum, Mick. I ain't no bum.

Get out of here! Don't ya ever interrupt me while I'm conductin' business. Move your little chicken asses out.


I wanna kiss ya-ya don't have to kiss me back if ya don't feel like it.


Took you long enough to get here. Took you ten years to get to my house. Huh, what's the matter? You don't like my house? Does my house stink? That's right-it stinks! I didn't have no favors from you! Don't slum around me. Talkin' about your prime. What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I didn't have no prime. I didn't have nithin'! Leg's are goin', everything is goin'. Nobody's getting' no nothin'. Guy comes up, offers me a fight. Big deal. Wanna fight the fight? Yeah, I'll fight the big fight. I wouldn't wanna fight. Know what's gonna happen to me? I'm gonna get that! I'm gonna get that! And you wanna be ringside to see it? Do ya? You wanna help me out? Huh? Do you wana see me get my face kicked in? Leg's ain't workin', nothing's workin', but they go, "Go on, fight the champ." Yeah, I'll fight him. Get my face kicked in. And you come around here. You wanna move in here with me? Come on in! It's a nice house! Real nice. Come on in and move. It stinks! This whole place stinks. You wanna help me out? Well, help me out! Come on, help me out. I'm standin' here!


[Rocky and Adrian watching a Christmas movie in the house]
Adrian: And he called the reporters?
Rocky: Yeah. It threw my whole training schedule off.
Adrian: Don't be mad at him. He's just trying to help.
Rocky: Adrian, I ain't mad. It's just that, uh, when a reporter's around, I get out of joint 'cause they take cheap shots, and Paulie knows that. Paulie keeps askin' me for a job all the time, but he don't know nothin' about fighting.
Adrian: Are you gonna say anything to him?

Well, what's to say? I just don't know what he wants from me.


I should have broke your thumbs!


Paulie: You're busted!
Adrian: What?
Paulie: You're not a virgin!
[Adrian sobbing]
Paulie: You let him get into your pants! She's busted!
[Rocky grabs Paulie; screams, then sobs]
Paulie: [cries] I can't haul meat no more.

Adrian: You want a roommate?
Rocky: Absolutely.

[about Apollo] I've never seen a fighter that concerned about his hair.

TV Commentator

Reporter: Where did you get the name, "The Italian Stallion"?
Rocky: Oh I made that up one night while I was eating dinner.

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