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The Untold Story: “Rocky” Underdog Origin a Studio Myth

December 20th, 2006 · 14 Comments

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  • 10 » Acquire customers with Rocky’s strategy. Truly inspirational story! // May 3, 2010 at 12:19 am

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    [...] It later emerged that this was one huge marketing myth to draw in a crowd and support the film itself as an underdog. Stallone’s team deny this (they would as not to upset fans) and perhaps the truth will never be known but here’s an article with the film’s key figures interviewed. [...]

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