Great Movie Moments – Rocky: Stay down, stay down!


Sometimes, a movie has a scene in it that transcends the movie itself.  Rocky has several of those scenes, but here’s my favorite.  “Stay down, stay down!” is one of these Great Movie Moments

How awesome is this scene?  Just when Apollo thinks he’s finally put Rocky away, he gets up, even though his manager screamed at him not to.  How great is Apollo’s reaction?  I love this bit – everything is working.  It’s even the best soundtrack moment in a movie with an iconic soundtrack.  So awesome.

If you prefer the training montage, that’s fine, I hear ya, but it’s all I can do to keep from bawling when Rocky gets up off the canvas.  It’s magical.


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Posted on September 23, 2015, in movie review and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. this is my favorite scene in any Rocky movie… kind of a metaphor for life i guess 😉

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