Rocky Marciano (1999)


Rocky Marciano (1999)

Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  6.6 /10
Director Charles Winkler
Writer William Nack
Writer Larry Golin
Writer Charles Winkler
Writer Dick Beebe
Release Date1999-05-15
Runtime1h 39mins
GenreBiography, Drama, Sport
Content RatingR (Restricted)
Awards1 win & 1 nomination.
CompanyWinkler Films
CountryUSA, Canada
Rocky Marciano
Frankie Carbo
Allie Colombo
Pierino Marchegiano
Rhoda Gemignani
Rhoda Gemignani
Pasquelina Marchegiano
Charley Goldman
Carmine Vingo (as Noah Danby)
Gil Filar
Gil Filar
Young Rocky
Jerome Silvano
Jerome Silvano
Young Allie
Carmela Albero
Carmela Albero
Mrs. Vingo
J. Winston Carroll
J. Winston Carroll
Murphy (as John Winston Carrol)

Rocky Marciano (film)

Rocky Marciano is a 1999 television film directed by Charles Winkler and presented by MGM. It tells the story of the rise to fame of legendary boxer Rocky Marciano.


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The film shows Rocco's childhood through his fight with his hero Joe Louis. After the Louis fight it flashes forward to his post career, leading up to his death in a 1969 plane crash.


  • Jon Favreau as Rocky Marciano
  • Penelope Ann Miller as Barbara Cousins
  • Judd Hirsch as Al Weill
  • Tony Lo Bianco as Frankie Carbo
  • Duane Davis as Joe Louis
  • Rino Romano as Allie Colombo
  • George C. Scott as Pierino Marchegiano
  • Rhoda Gemignani as Pasquelina Marchegiano
  • Aron Tager as Charley Goldman
  • Noah Danby as Carmine Vingo
  • Gil Filar as Young Rocky
  • Jerome Silvano as Young Allie
  • Carmela Albero as Mrs. Vingo
  • Conrad Bergschneider as Guard
  • J. Winston Carroll as Murphy
  • Jeff Clarke as Brockton Eddie
  • Lauren Collins as Mary Anne
  • Natasha Debellis as Rocky's Sister
  • Reg Dreger as TV Announcer
  • Richard Fitzpatrick as Commentator
  • Dean Hagopian as News Reporter
  • Gavin Heffernan as Boisterous Kid
  • Howard Jerome as Madison Square Garden Ring Referee
  • John Kalbhenn as Palisades Referee
  • Marvin Kaye as Hand Worker
  • Barry Kennedy as Bomber Jacket Pilot
  • Christopher Kentebe as Sparring partner
  • Bill Lake as Pilot
  • Robert Latimer as TV Producer
  • Shawn Lawrence as Irish Worker
  • John Liddle as Wellwisher
  • Gordon Lusby as Lee Epperson
  • Christopher Marren as Young Pilot
  • Gino Marrocco as Wellwisher
  • Ray Marsh as Announcer Epperson Fight
  • Kenneth McGregor as Foreman
  • Gerry Mendicino as Emcee
  • Sandra Nelson as Screaming Woman
  • Jack Newman as Doc
  • James O'Regan as Clerk
  • Panou as Orderly
  • Jill Riley as Wellwisher
  • Wayne Robson as Lou Ambers
  • David Roemmele as Young Brockton Eddie
  • Ed Sahely as Announcer

Awards and nominations

Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards

  • 1999: Won, "Best Cinematography in TV Drama"

Motion Picture Sound Editors

  • 2000: Nominated, "Best Sound Editing - Television Movies and Specials - Effects & Foley"