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Rocky Marciano (1999)

Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.

Director:

Charles Winkler

Writers:

William Nack (article), Larry Golin (story) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Favreau ... Rocky Marciano
Penelope Ann Miller ... Barbara Cousins
Judd Hirsch ... Al Weill
Tony Lo Bianco ... Frankie Carbo
Duane Davis ... Joe Louis
Rino Romano ... Allie Colombo
George C. Scott ... Pierino Marchegiano
Rhoda Gemignani ... Pasquelina Marchegiano
Aron Tager ... Charley Goldman
Noah Dalton Danby ... Carmine Vingo (as Noah Danby)
Gil Filar Gil Filar ... Young Rocky
Jerome Silvano Jerome Silvano ... Young Allie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmela Albero ... Mrs. Vingo
Conrad Bergschneider ... Guard
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Murphy (as John Winston Carrol)
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Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Tony Lo Bianco played Marciano in Marciano (1979). See more »

Goofs

One scene, set in 1951, shows Marciano and others watching Joe Louis on a color television set - more than two years before the first such sets were even marketed to the public. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

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a boxing movie that's about much more than boxing
1 May 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this is a really good movie about boxer Rocky Marciano.it chronicles his rise to greatness in the sport.but more than that,it chronicles his and his family's struggle to overcome adversity and prejudice.the film shows Marciano as a (at most times)humble man who longs to escape the dead end path he is on,with a bleak future and a menial job in which he is fated to merely eke out an existence.the movie is low key and doesn't not put boxing on a pedestal,but rather shows that that their are people behind those gloves and bruises.it also shows the despicable people behind the scenes(slimy managers and promoters,etc) and the udder depths they will stoop to in order to keep their fighters under their thumbs.Jon Favreau puts in a terrific performance as the title character,while both Judd Hirsch and Tony Lo Bianca both portray(very convincingly)a scumbag manager and an even scummier promoter,respectively George C.Scott plays Marciano's father,whose fate in life Marciano hopes to escape from.this is obviously not a documentary,so there is probably some liberty taken by the filmmakers.but i'm sure a lot of the movie was accurate,especially about the scumbags behind the scenes.in fact,we have one high profile one in the real life boxing world,though haven't heard too much from him lately.we all know who he is and that he's nothing but a waste of skin.anyway,i feel this is a movie that most people,even non boxing fans will enjoy and relate to.for me "Rocky Marciano" is a 9/10


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Language:

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Release Date:

15 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Winkler Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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