With Memorial Day around the corner it’s that time of year to pay homage to bad asses. With my Memorial post coming soon I figure let’s start this whole thing off with a Tribute to Rocky. One of my favorite bad asses of them all. Who knows maybe I’ll throw a few Rambo scenes in here also to kick off Memorial Day tribute. First we start where it all began.
It all started with a brawler from Philly, Rocky Balboa who never got a shot at anything. Now gets the shot of a lifetime against the heavyweight champion of the World Apollo Creed.
Here are some lines to remember
Mickey: ” You’re gonna eat lighting and you’re gonna crap thunder!”
Adrian: “Why do you want to fight?”
Rocky: “Because I can’t sing or dance”
Apollo Creed: “Apollo Creed vs the Italian Stallion. Sounds like a damn monster movie”
Rocky versus Apollo again, that’s right and this time Rocky got Adrian in his corner for good. However when Adrian becomes pregnant and over works herself Rocky is lost without his true love in his corner. Apollo means business and Rocky just got too much on his head. Will Rocky be able to get it all together as Mickey trains Rocky in a whole different way.
Here are some lines to remember
Rocky: “I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.”
Mickey: “Hey Rock. It’s three in the morning. I went up to your house there and they told me you was here. It’s three a.m kid. You know that Adrian, she’s a good girl. Me, you know I’m sorry for both of ya. There’s nothing I can do about it. Exceptuh I wanna tell you this once and then uh I ain’t gonna say it again. But Rock you got another shot. This is the second shot. At uh I don’t know the biggest title in the world, you’re gonna be swapping punches with, with the most dangerous fighter in the world. And just in case you know your brain ain’t workin’ so good. All this happens pretty soon and you ain’t ready. You know you’re no where near in shape. So I say for God’s sake. Why don’t you stand up and fight this guy hard? Like you done before that was beautiful! But don’t lay down like this! Like uh I don’t know like some kind of mongrel or something. Cause he’s gonna kick your face in pieces! That’s right! This guy doesn’t just wanna win you know, he want to bury ya, he wants to humiliate ya, he wants to prove to the whole world that you was nothing but some kind of freak the first time out. He said you were a one time lucky bum! Well now I don’t wanna get mad in a biblical place like this. But I think you’re a hell of a lot more than that kid! A hell of a lot! But now wait a minute if you wanna blow this thing if you wanna blow it then damn it I’m gonna blow it with ya. If you wanna stay here I’ll stay with ya. I stay with ya. I’ll stay and pray. What do I got to lose?”
Rocky: It’s Apollo
Mickey: “Who were you expecting?”
Rocky: “I was hoping he didn’t show.”
Reporter: “Do you have something derogatory to say about the champ?”
Rocky: “Derogatory? Yeah he’s great.”
Adrian: “There’s just one thing I want you to do for me.”
Rocky: What’s that?
Rocky: “Yo Adrian! I did it!”
Rocky is the champ and feeling good! Then Mr. T , Clubber Lane shows up and wants piece of the champ. Meanwhile Rocky is doing charity events with Thunderlips(Hulk Hogan). Rocky takes a beating and when things can’t get any worse Rock loses his beloved trainer Mickey. Who will save Rocky? How about Apollo Creed!
More lines to remember
Reporter “What you’re prediction for the fight?”
Clubber Lang: “Pain!”
Thunderlips: “The ultimate male versus the ultimate meatball.”
Reporter : “What you think of Apollo Creed training Rocky?”
Clubber Lang: “Apollo Who? You talking about that old fool Apollo Creed?”
Apollo: “There is no tomorrow!”
Clubber “I’m gonna to bust you up.”
Rocky: “Go for it.”
Rocky: “You ain’t so bad!”
This video below works, you can’t take the eye of the tiger away baby!
On the verge of retirement Rocky Balboa feels it’s time to hang it up. Apollo feels like he has got one fight left despite not fighting for many years. Apollo eyes a new enemy someone that is from the land and as big and powerful as the the once proud soviet union. Ivan Drago brings Rocky back when Apollo is dropped by Ivan like a light paper weight. Rocky turns to Apollo’s trainer to get it back one more time to avenge Apollo!
Lines to Remember
Apollo: “You get that heavy bag with eyeballs in the ring and your going to know the meaning of pain.”
Ivan:” If he dies, he dies”
Pauly “Whoa Violent? Hey we don’t keep our people behind a wall with machine guns.”
Nicoli Karoff: “Who do you think you are?”
Pauly: “Who am I? I’m the unsilent majority, big mouth!”
Ivan:” I must break you”
Duke: “What’s Happening out there?”
Rocky:” I see three of them out there.”
Pauly: “Hit the one in the middle.”
Duke: “Right! Hit the one in the middle.”
Duke and Rocky: “No Pain, No Pain, No Pain.”
Rocky has proved it all and now some Don King wanna be wants to challenge Rocky to another title fight. Rocky is far away capable of fighting after his tremendous beating in Russia. He retires but then Rocky’s family is hit with a financial crisis and the family is back living the life they once knew from the beginning. An amateur boxer Tommy Gun approaches Rocky to maybe have him train Tommy. Thinking he can train like his mentor, Mickey Tommy gets good fast and then jumps Rocky’s boat and jumps back to the man that first offered Rocky the title fight. Rocky teaches the young punk a lesson to watch who you roll with, not in the ring but in the streets of Philly.
Lines to Remember
After Tommy hitting Pauly
Rocky: “You knocked him down, why don’t you try to knock me down now.”
Rocky:” Hey Yo Tommy, I didn’t hear no bell.”
Mickey: “Get up you son of a bitch! ‘Cause Mickey loves you!”
George W Duke: “C’mon pug, touch me and I’ll sue”
Rocky: “Sue me for what?”
This one below is real good Tommy Gun aint nothing against Rocky!
Everyone’s favorite Italian Stallion hasn’t been in a ring for a looong time. Rocky is now a restaurant owner and his son is all grown up now with Adrian who has now passed on. Although Rocky’s shadow follows his son everywhere and now a new debate has risen about the current heavy weight champion, Mason “The Line” Dixon weather he could take out Rocky in his prime. Both fighters are glorified champions but never got the chance to meet. Until Rocky decides what the hell, something tells him and Rocky ends his career where it started in the ring one more time. Now this is the way fans wanted Rocky going out and I guess Duke has one more fight to train for, oh yeah!
Duke:”You know all there is to know about fighting so there’s no sense us going down that same old road again. To beat this guy, you need speed – you don’t have it. And your knees can’t take the pounding, so hard running is out. And you got arthritis in your neck, and you’ve got calcium deposits on most of your joints, so sparring is out.
Paulie: “I had that problem.”
Duke: “So, what we’ll be calling on is good ol’ fashion blunt force trauma. Horsepower. Heavy-duty, cast-iron, piledriving punches that will have to hurt so much they’ll rattle his ancestors. Every time you hit him with a shot, it’s gotta feel like he tried kissing the express train. Yeah! Let’s start building some hurtin’ bombs!”
Mason Dixon: “You one crazy old man.”
Rocky: “You’ll get there.”
Rocky: “The world aint no sunshine and rainbows.”
Rocky Jr: “Hey stay on him! Everyone thought this was a joke, including me! Now nobody is laughing! Stay on him!”
Thanks to memorable quotes and angelfire for the awesome Rocky quotes. I apologize for some of the you tube videos getting pulled, Rocky has it’s own Italian Stallion on the copyrights to Rocky videos. Go there and come back and check out the rest.