Creed (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Creed (2015)
  • Genre: Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 25 November 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Filming Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: Ryan Coogler
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Ludwig Göransson   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Full Circle | Boxing | Spin Off | Seventh Part

Writing Credits By:

  • Ryan Coogler (screenplay) &
  • Aaron Covington (screenplay)
  • Ryan Coogler (story)
  • Sylvester Stallone (characters)

Known Trivia

  • Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) requested that Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Creed) wear the famous American flag trunks that Apollo Creed wore in Rocky (1976) and Rocky wore in Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985) to keep tradition in the “Rocky” universe. 167 of 168 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the first film in the “Rocky” series that is not written by Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa). 77 of 77 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • In the filming of this movie Sylvester Stallone had to break up a fight between two other boxers. 110 of 112 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is the first film in the Rocky saga in which Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) will not be fighting. He will be the mentor and trainer of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). 104 of 106 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Flashbacks of Apollo Creed will be shown in this film. 114 of 117 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • At the time of this film’s release, Sylvester Stallone was the same age as Burgess Meredith was at the time Rocky was released (69). 70 of 71 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The release date of the movie is November 25, 2015. That is 40 years to the day after the date when the opening scene of the original “Rocky” takes place. 112 of 116 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The training facility is called “Mickey’s” on front street in Philadelphia, after the character played by Burgess Meredith in the first three Rocky movies. 61 of 63 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Star Michael B. Jordan was born in 1987, 2 years after the fictional death of Apollo Creed. 43 of 44 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Filming began in January 2015 in Philadelphia. 41 of 42 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. |  »

Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.


Synopsis: Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis(Appollo creed’s son) tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollothe fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

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Produced By:

  • Robert Chartoff known as producer
  • William Chartoff known as producer
  • Sylvester Stallone known as producer
  • Nicolas Stern known as executive producer
  • Kevin King Templeton known as producer
  • David Winkler known as producer
  • Irwin Winkler known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sylvester Stallone known as Rocky Balboa
  • Michael B. Jordan known as Adonis Johnson
  • Tessa Thompson known as Bianca
  • Graham McTavish known as Tommy Holiday
  • Wood Harris
  • Phylicia Rashad known as Mary Anne Creed
  • Ritchie Coster known as Pete Sporino
  • Stephanie Damiano known as Ring Girl
  • Maria Breyman known as Ricky's Friend
  • Will Blagrove known as James
  • Juan Pablo Veiza known as Nate (as Juan-Pablo Veza)
  • Cory Kastle known as Box Seat Audience Member
  • Tony Bellew known as 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan
  • Chandra Anderson known as Ring Girl
  • Mark Rhino Smith known as Conlan's Buddy
  • William Curtis Coppersmith known as Sheriff
  • Claire Bronson known as Social Worker
  • Shawn Contois known as Boxing Fan
  • Mark Falvo known as Fight Spectator
  • Brian Anthony Wilson known as James
  • Hans Marrero known as Flores
  • Christian D. Ellison known as Referee – Main Fight Scene
  • Juan G. Sanchez known as Bartender
  • Melissa Merry known as Press
  • Alex Henderson known as Young Adonis
  • Tony Devon known as Boxing Commisioner
  • Elisha van Rensburg known as Fan
  • Nelson Bonilla known as Staff member #2
  • Eric Davis known as Boxer Fan
  • Johanna Tolentino known as Lady Cop
  • Phil Cappadora known as Ringside Security
  • James Donahue known as VIP
  • John DiRenzo known as Ringside Judge
  • Mauricio Ovalle known as Flores Trainer
  • Derrick T. Lewis known as Wheeler Posse Member
  • Jon Douglas Rainey known as Fight Promoter
  • Anthony Martins known as Welterweight Boxer #2
  • Sharrie McCain known as Camera Woman
  • Soso DaSilva known as Featured Fan (as Marisa Dales)
  • Brian Gildea known as Timekeeper
  • Manny Ayala known as Welterweight #1
  • Nakia Dillard known as Pretty Ricky Posse
  • Brandon Tamburri known as Sports Fan
  • Christopher Weite known as Neighborhood Resident / Liverpool
  • Brittany Noles known as Pretty Ricky Posse
  • Vincent Cucuzza known as Police officer
  • Charles Pendelton known as Ring Side Photographer
  • Robert Bizik known as Sports Photograper for Boxing Ring Magazine
  • Matt Nicholas known as Audience Member
  • Philip Greene known as Boxing Photographer
  • Roy James Wilson known as City Jail Cop
  • Andre Ward
  • Laura Hart known as Pretty Ricky's Girl / Posse
  • Nathan Ferguson known as Boxing Trainer
  • John Merolla known as VIP Fight Fan
  • Deborah DeStefano known as Ringside Boxer Fan
  • Michael Connolly known as Pretty Rickey Posse
  • Nick Grock known as Pretty Ricky Posse
  • Jibril Goodman known as Boxing Spectator
  • Basil Kershner known as Neighborhood Guy
  • Francisco Joseph known as Press
  • Sonny Vellozzi known as Ringside Photographer
  • David Kneeream known as Security Guard
  • Ozz Gomez known as Boxing Friend
  • Ryan Kash known as Pretty Ricky Posse (as Ryan Kash Keogh)
  • Malik Bazille known as Amir
  • Brian Costantino known as Fight Fan
  • Richard Lyntton known as Ring Doctor
  • Harry Mearing known as Boxing Fan
  • Shawn Gonzalez known as Ringside Photographer
  • Gerald Yelverton known as Fight Fan
  • John Martineau known as Ring Official
  • Ricky Roma known as Trainer
  • Keyon Smith known as Jogger
  • John Mitchell known as Ringside Photographer
  • Rich Petrillo known as Pretty Ricky Posse (in ring)
  • Rasheme Watson known as Fight Spectator
  • Giovanni Spallino known as Boxer
  • Peter Chiamardas known as Boxing Fan
  • Lisa Jiang known as Clubber
  • Barry Wetcher known as Ringside Photographer
  • Aleksandra Svetlichnaya known as Supermodel
  • Paul Wallis known as ExBoxer British Boxing fan
  • Melody Wihler known as Press
  • Wayne Shearer known as Boxing Fan
  • Nancy Sokerka known as Security Guard
  • Alisa Anderson known as Boxing Fan
  • Michael Hagen known as Fan
  • Matt Crispaldi known as Patron
  • Richard Adams known as Fight Spectator
  • Raymond Duffy known as Adonis Creed Fan
  • Najee Griffin known as Fan
  • Tony Bailey known as Fight Judge
  • Johanna DeRogatis known as Fight Fan
  • Neil Samuels known as WBC Ring Official
  • James L. Leite known as Ricky Conlan Fan
  • Bryan Enright known as Spectator
  • Tai Birch known as Fight Fan
  • Lewis Duval known as Press
  • Irvens Fede known as Ricky's Posse
  • Maarten Olaya known as Spectator
  • Mychael Majors known as Press
  • Nicole Tyree known as Fight Spectator
  • Mark Violi known as British Photographer
  • Terry Lee Fields II known as Fire Breather
  • Sam Holloschutz known as Fight Spectator
  • Anthony B. Cooper known as Ring side reporter
  • Kyasia M. Thomas known as Boxing Fan
  • Alice Wills known as Hipster Student
  • Josh Green known as Press Reporter
  • Jason Mullen known as Championship Fight Fan
  • Jimi Milligan known as Boxing Fan
  • Brittany Bauer known as Ring Girl – Main Fight
  • John Glynos known as Ringside Security Officer
  • Lou Pacheco known as Mexican Boxing Judge
  • Daniel Sassa known as Fight Fan
  • Tamara Woods known as V.I.P.
  • Chris Glanden known as Fight Fan
  • Lori Titus known as Fight Spectator
  • Nateice Aisha known as Bar patron
  • Michelle Santiago known as HBO Reporter
  • Frank J. Grosso known as Boxing Fan
  • Page Peter Wilson known as Boxing Fan
  • James F. Jacobs known as Boxing Spectator
  • Stein Smith known as Boxing Photographer
  • John Mancinelli Jr. known as Spectator
  • William Bryant Jr. known as Security Guard
  • Erik Goserud known as Boxing Fan
  • Rupal Pujara known as Dr. Kathari
  • Vernon Robbins known as Boxing Fan
  • Danny Marcheski known as V.I.P. Pretty Ricky Posse
  • Devante LeYeom known as Hipster Student
  • Kash Goins known as Larry
  • Callie McGlade known as Boxing Fan
  • Elijah Davis known as Boxing Fan
  • Aaqilah Lewis known as Bianca's Friend
  • Rob LaBoy known as VIP Ringside Fan
  • Tyree Gainey known as Security guard
  • Greg Rothwell known as Boxing Fan
  • Michelle Xander Gruver known as Boxing Fan
  • Gary Gloeckler known as Security
  • Kyle Flynn known as Towns People
  • Dominic Longo known as Boxing Fan
  • Brett Deutsch known as Boxing Fan
  • Nola Sanginiti known as Hospital Patient
  • Rais Wilson known as Boxing Fan
  • Chris Albright known as Stagehand / Security Guard
  • Brian Trainor known as Boxing Fan
  • Justin Robertson known as Ricky's Posse
  • Kiana Aikens known as Ring Card Girl
  • Tracy Flynn known as Towns People
  • Hughes Robinson III known as Boxing Fan
  • Dennis Mahoney known as Ringside Security
  • Brandon Hoover known as Office Woker
  • Robert Leonardo Miller known as Neighborhood Guy
  • Angela Hollis known as Ringside Fan
  • Julia Leusner known as Boxing Fan
  • Michael Ross Davis known as Security Guard
  • Fred Gusoff known as Spectator
  • Ryan Allen known as Fight Fan (uncredited)
  • Christopher R. Anderson known as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
  • Kristina Aponte known as VIP Ringside Fan (uncredited)
  • Todd Bobenrieth known as Ringside VIP (uncredited)
  • Matthew Bowerman known as Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
  • Oliver Burbage known as Boxer (uncredited)
  • David Cohen known as Press (uncredited)
  • J. Domenic DeMuro known as VIP Ringside (uncredited)
  • Kerry Dutka known as Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
  • John Charles Hunt known as Boxing Fan (uncredited)
  • Randall Law known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Tom Leonard known as VIP Boxing Fan (uncredited)
  • Jalina Mercado known as School Kid (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Mowery known as Cornerman (uncredited)
  • Craig Myers known as Boxing Fan (uncredited)
  • Robert Patriarca known as Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
  • Amanda Ramsaran known as VFX Boxing Fan (uncredited)
  • James Robinson Jr. known as Fan (uncredited)
  • Zachary Rose known as Homeless Man in Philly (uncredited)
  • Johnny Serret known as Boxer (uncredited)
  • Ryan Shank known as Jogger (uncredited)
  • Dallas White known as Boxing Fan (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Stephanie Barnes known as makeup artist
  • Wyatt Belton known as key hair stylist
  • Anthony Brooks known as makeup artist
  • Leo Corey Castellano known as makeup department head
  • Leo Corey Castellano known as special makeup effects designer
  • Diane Dixon known as hair stylist
  • Diane Heller known as makeup artist: For Tessa Thompson
  • Antonio Loza known as lab tech: studio 7 fx
  • Rita Parillo known as dept. head hair
  • Leigh Ann Yandle known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Krzysztof J. Bratun known as scenic foreman
  • Samantha Higgins known as set dressing shopwomen
  • Mallory Holloway known as set dec production assistant
  • Dave Kellom known as art department coordinator
  • Bradley Klipp known as leadman
  • Dennis Madigan known as set dresser
  • Paul Maiello known as construction coordinator
  • Russell Michniak known as set dresser
  • Charles J. Scott known as assistant property master
  • Duncan Smith known as assistant art director
  • Billy Stearne known as set decoration foreman
  • Nell Stifel known as scenic charge
  • Gary Damian Thomas known as storyboard artist
  • Michael J. Wheeler known as construction coordinator
  • Stephen Wolff known as carpenter


Production Companies:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • New Line Cinema
  • Warner Bros.

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Rental  camera equipment provided by
  • Atlanta Production Services  restrooms
  • Atlanta Production Services  tables and chairs
  • Atlanta Production Services  tents
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • No Good Entertainment  Pre-Production
  • No Good TV (NGTV)  Pre-Production
  • Philly Picture Cars  picture cars
  • Pivotal Post  avid hd editing equipment
  • Pro-Tech Automotive Services  picture car transport
  • Reder & Feig  production counsel
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Wildfire Studios  post-production facilities

Additional Details


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  • Roadshow Films (2015) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (USA) (theatrical)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Manda Cheung known as visual effects artist
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Chris M. Cooper known as visual effects artist
  • Nicholas Elwell known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tim Fescoe known as digital compositor
  • Jan Glöckner known as compositor: Big Hug VFX
  • Christina Greiner known as digital compositor
  • Rebekah Hernandez known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sandro Kath known as compositor: BigHug FX
  • Alexey Kuchinsky known as digital compositor
  • Benedikt Laubenthal known as visual effects producer: Big Hug FX GmbH
  • Nicolas Leu known as compositing artist: BigHugFX
  • Mathis Lex known as digital compositor: BigHug FX
  • John P. Nugent known as visual effects supervisor
  • Magdalena Strzelczyk known as visual effects coordinator: BigHug FX
  • Dean Wright known as visual effects supervisor


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