Rocky Sure Talks A Lot
Alison loves boxing and inspirational stories so it was time to finally dive into the origin of all motivation - 1976's underdog tale Rocky. Show notes are under the audio stream.
Theme music by Andrew Hansen/David Bridgman.
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1. Is Cinderella Man a better movie? I haven't seen it of course.
2. Chuck Wepner was the true life underdog who managed to knock down Muhammad Ali.
3. There are some good Talia Shire interviews but some basic internet sleuthing can't connect me with anything concrete about her thoughts on the date scene. Edit: I've been informed that Talia Shire's comments can be found in the director's commentary on the anniversary DVD, so that should be pretty easy for everyone to find.
4. A little bit about the Boom Boom Mancini boxing death.
5. Even with more modern AIDS testing in boxing people still slip through the cracks.