Rocky: Rocky Balboa gets unstuck as an Ad Libber


June 19, 2014

His stuck moment: Rocky Balboa is a small-time boxer and loan collector, struggling to make ends meet and maintain his dignity, in spite of his dead-end prospects.

He comes up with a game plan: When Rocky is asked to fight heavyweight boxing champion Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, he sees a chance to go from “nobody” to “somebody.” He commits to a daily training plan, including 4 a.m. runs, lots of raw eggs, and hundreds of flights of stairs.

Unstuck result: Rocky knocks Creed down in the first round, and the crowd goes wild. He goes all 15 rounds, only losing on a technicality — proving that he’s someone to take seriously.

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