Bright Lights Film Journal

Instagram Photo Series: Rocky III

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) celebrate … something in the Santa Monica surf. In addition to suggestive, homoerotic slow-mo, Stallone’s Rocky III (1982) also gave the world Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” for which we’re all eternally grateful.

Check out the image, part of BLFJ’s June/July beach and surf movie series, on Instagram, and read more about unforgettable sports movies elsewhere at BLFJ.