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Get Up – Speech


The wonderful actor Burgess Meridith playing Mickey Goldmill:

Hey I didn’t hear no bell, Alright that’s right slip the jab, That’s it mentalize, See that bum in front of you, You see yourself doing right and you’ll do right, That’s pretty, That’s very pretty, TIME, Come here rock, My god your ready ain’t you, That Apollo won’t know what hit him, Your gonna roll over him like a bulldozer an Italian bulldozer, You know kid I know how you feel about this fight that’s comin up, cause I was young once too, And I’ll tell you something if you wasn’t here I prolly wouldn’t be alive today, The fact that your here and doing as well as your doing gives me what do you call it motivation, Huh to stay alive, Cause I think that people die sometimes when they don’t want to live no more, And nature is smarter than people think, Little by little we lose our friends, we lose everything, we keep losing and losing until we say Aw what the hell am I living around here for I got no reason to go on, But we do kid, Boy I got a reason to go on, And I’m gonna stay alive, And I will watch you make good, And I’ll never leave you until that happens, Cause when I leave you you’ll not only know how to fight, You’ll be able to take care of yourself outside of the ring too is that ok, Now I got a little gift for you, Wait a minute, Wait a minute now, Wait a minute, Look at this, See that, This here is the favorite thing I have on this earth and Rocky Marciano gave me that, You know what it was, His cufflink, And now I’m giving it to you, And it’s gonna be like an angel on your shoulder, If you ever get hurt and you feel like your going down, This little angel is gonna whisper in your ear he’s gonna say

Of course Rocky’s trainer had another great line from the first film which got him nominated for an Oscar-

Mickey: You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!

Of course he had another role which he is also remembered for in which he also wore a distinctive hat.

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Tenacity – Speech


Rocky Balboa: I’d hold you up to say to your mother, “this kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew.” And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life. Don’t forget to visit your mother.

The video clip.

If you are a man and you don’t enjoy at least some aspect of the Rocky series then I would check your birth certificate to see if you belong to male of the species. Weather it be the training montages (Rocky 4 was the best, music, set in Siberia, the contrast in training styles), the one man going the distance, the struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, the underdog aspects; the Rocky movies are made for men. (If you are woman and love them, well then you just have good taste.)