1976 US 1-sheet 27x41in (69x104cm)
Grade: Very Fine
Poster title: Rocky
Poster Year: 1976
Poster Origin: US
Style: pre-awards style
Film title: Rocky
Film Year: 1976
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: John G. Avildsen
Film Plot: Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
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One of the most inspirational movies put to celluloid, Rocky has basically become intertwined into the cultural fabric of America. Everyone loves the story of the underdog — down and out, no fancy technology or training, only raw heart and pride will allow him to succeed. The movie was a bit of an underdog as well. Made for only 1 million dollars and filmed in only 28 days, Rocky won over both the box office — as the highest grossing picture of 1976 — and the critics — getting nominated for 9 Academy Awards and 3 wins including Best Picture. A true American classic!
The US 1-sheet has an amazingly effective, yet understated design. It would be a wonderful centerpiece for a black & white only poster wall! This particular copy is also very special as it is both a pre-awards poster AND it has never been folded. This is one of only a handful of rolled copies of Rocky I’ve ever heard of! It was most likely plucked off the printers by an employee who appreciated the art; the success of and cultural impact Rocky would enjoy couldn’t possibly have been known to the person who saved this pre-awards beauty from the dreaded folding machines!