Author: Matthew LaRusso
Location: New Jersey
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Written by: John G. Avildsen and Sylvester Stallone
Music By: Bill Conti
Jake Gyllenhaal as Mickey Goldmill
Jennifer Connolly as Renee Ferrick
Ed Harris as Samuel Goldmill
Gene Hackman as Luke Brazelton
Milo Ventimiglia as Rocky Marciano
"Before he could teach, he had to learn"
Synopsis: A prequel to the Rocky series about the man who came to be Rocky's driving influence, Mickey Goldmill, his young career as a boxer and his tough early life...
What the Press Would Say:
This prequel to the Rocky series leaves on stone unturned and gives the audience an in depth look at the young Mickey Goldmill. From Mickey's childhood to his boxing career to his love for the beautiful Renee Ferrick (Jennifer Connolly), this movie is full of emotions and Oscar-worthy performances.
Best Actor- Gyllenhaal
Best Supporting actress- Connolly
Best Supporting Actor- Harris, Hackman