Directed by : Sylvester Stallone Produced by : Robert Chartoff,Irwin Winkler Written by : Sylvester Stallone Starring : Sylvester Stallone,Talia Shire,Burt Young,Carl Weathers,Burgess Meredith,Tony Burton Music by : Bill Conti Cinematography : Bill Butler Editing by : Stanford C. Allen,Janice Hampton Distributed by : United Artists Release date(s) : June 15, 1979 Running time : 119 minutes Country : United States Preceded by : Rocky Followed by : Rocky III
Rocky II is a 1979 American film that is the sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unkno wn boxer had been given a chance to go the distance with the World Heavyweight Champion. Sylvest er Stallone, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young and Talia Shire reprised their ori ginal roles. Although this film was released in 1979, the ring announcers say that it takes place ten mo nths after Rocky's first fight with Apollo Creed, putting the Rocky II fight with Apollo in November 1976. The Ring Magazine heavyweight championship belt makes its first appearance in the series.