Monday, October 24, 2011

'The Real Rocky' documentary to air on ESPN Tuesday night, a review from Harvey Zucker

Throw out all those misconceptions and watch "The Real Rocky" Tuesday night at 8 on ESPN.

Director Jeff Feuerzeig is on his way to becoming one of filmdom's great documentarians. His "Devil and Daniel Johnston" won best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and he's outdone himself here.

It's amazing how much ground he and producer Mike Tollin cover in less than an hour and it's all fascinating, funny and yes, exciting. It might not have audiences standing up in your seat and cheering as in Stallone's first "Rocky" film, but it's far better and entertaining than at least 90 percent of the sports movies you've seen...

More photos and review from
Review of ESPN's "The Real Rocky'' about Chuck Wepner

Chuck Wepner at the Frank Movie Theater in Bayonne in 2006.
He's standing alongside the movie poster for "Rocky."
(Photo by James Douglas / The Jersey Journal)

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