Rocky Marciano is a 1999 American biographical sports drama film directed by Charles Winkler and starring Sylvester Stallone as the titular boxer. The film follows Marciano's early life, his rise to boxing stardom, and his eventual retirement from the sport. The film begins with Marciano's childhood in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a shy and introverted boy who is bullied by his peers. However, he finds solace in boxing, and he quickly develops a natural talent for the sport. Marciano's boxing career begins in the amateur ranks, where he wins several championships. He eventually turns professional and goes on to win the world heavyweight championship in 1952. Marciano defends his title six times before retiring in 1956. The film ends with Marciano's death in a plane crash in 1969. He is remembered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Rocky Marciano is a well-made and entertaining film that tells the story of one of the greatest boxers of all time. The film is well-acted, with Stallone giving a particularly strong performance as Marciano. The film is also well-directed, with Winkler capturing the excitement of the boxing ring and the drama of Marciano's life. Overall, Rocky Marciano is a film that is sure to please fans of boxing and sports movies in general.

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Rocky Marciano (1999)

5/15/1999

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Rocky Marciano is a 1999 American biographical sports drama film directed by Charles Winkler and starring Sylvester Stallone as the titular boxer. The film follows Marciano's early life, his rise to boxing stardom, and his eventual retirement from the sport. The film begins with Marciano's childhood in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a shy and introverted boy who is bullied by his peers. However, he finds solace in boxing, and he quickly develops a natural talent for the sport. Marciano's boxing career begins in the amateur ranks, where he wins several championships. He eventually turns professional and goes on to win the world heavyweight championship in 1952. Marciano defends his title six times before retiring in 1956. The film ends with Marciano's death in a plane crash in 1969. He is remembered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Rocky Marciano is a well-made and entertaining film that tells the story of one of the greatest boxers of all time. The film is well-acted, with Stallone giving a particularly strong performance as Marciano. The film is also well-directed, with Winkler capturing the excitement of the boxing ring and the drama of Marciano's life. Overall, Rocky Marciano is a film that is sure to please fans of boxing and sports movies in general.

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Cast
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Jon Favreau

Rocky Marciano
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Penelope Ann Miller

Barbara Cousins
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Judd Hirsch

Al Weill
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Tony Lo Bianco

Frankie Carbo
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Duane Davis

Joe Louis
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Rino Romano

Allie Colombo
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George C. Scott

Pierino Marchegiano
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Rhoda Gemignani

Pasquelina Marchegiano
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Aron Tager

Charley Goldman
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Noah Dalton Danby

Carmine Vingo (as Noah Danby)
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Gil Filar

Young Rocky
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Jerome Silvano

Young Allie
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Carmela Albero

Mrs. Vingo
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Conrad Bergschneider

Guard
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J. Winston Carroll

Murphy (as John Winston Carrol)
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Jeff Clarke

Brockton Eddie
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Lauren Collins

Mary Anne
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Robert Latimer Cornell

TV Producer (as Robert Latimer)
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Natasha Debellis

Rocky's Sister
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Reg Dreger

TV Announcer
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Richard Fitzpatrick

Commentator
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Dean Hagopian

News Reporter
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Gavin Heffernan

Boisterous Kid
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Howard Jerome

Madison Square Garden Ring Referee
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John Kalbhenn

Palisades Referee
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Marvin Kaye

Hand Worker
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Barry Kennedy

Bomber Jacket Pilot
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Christopher Kentebe

Sparring partner
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Bill Lake

Pilot
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Shawn Lawrence

Irish Worker
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John Liddle

Wellwisher
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Gordon Lusby

Lee Epperson
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Christopher Marren

Young Pilot
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Gino Marrocco

Wellwisher
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Ray Marsh

Announcer Epperson Fight (as Ray A. Marsh)
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Kenneth McGregor

Foreman
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Gerry Mendicino

Emcee
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Sandra Nelson

Screaming Woman
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Jack Newman

Doc
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James O'Regan

Clerk
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Panou

Orderly
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Jill Riley

Wellwisher
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Wayne Robson

Lou Ambers
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David Roemmele

Young Brockton Eddie
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Ed Sahely

Announcer
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Hadley Sandiford

Joe Louis' Trainer
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Sal Scozzari

Wellwisher
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Charles Seixas

McNutt
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Brian Sills

Usher
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Mark Simmons

Max Schmeling
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Sheldon Turcott

Anchorman
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Margo Winkler

Airport Clerk
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Peter Wylie

Madison Square Garden Referee
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Thomas Lundy

Marciano Fan (uncredited)
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Christopher Miniaci

Chain Smoker (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Winkler

Director
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William Nack

Writer
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Larry Golin

Writer
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Charles Winkler

Writer
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Dick Beebe

Writer
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Rocky Marciano

(DVD)

2/8/2005

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