Stallone (as in, "Rocky") cordially invites you, as a leader in
the faith and family community, to JOIN HIM ON THE PHONE LIVE this
Friday at 12:30 - 12:50 pm Pacific Time.
would like to take some time to talk to you about the faith and
values that run through the Rocky films, and share with you
about his upcoming movie, Rocky Balboa, the final chapter in
the Rocky story (yes, Stallone himself gets back in the ring!).
space on this call is limited, please CLICK HERE TO RSVP
immediately to reserve your spot.
In interviews with various faith-based publications, Sly recently shared
some of his thoughts about the Rocky character and faith:
Rocky, if he's just a fighter, then it's just a boxing story, and
I told the producers in the beginning, 'It's not a boxing story;
it's a spiritual journey. It really is about a man that has been
chosen to accomplish a role, to be an example for other people.' "
with New Man Magazine
you don't have a great relationship with God, you can go off the
deep end. The Christian foundation of life is really the perfect
ideal which one should base every decision they make on, because it
comes from a sense of kindness, a sense of giving, a sense of
fairness, and it avoids everything which I'm exposed to every day
in my particular industry which is greed, and avarice and jealousy
and bitterness . . ."
with Catholic Digest
recently screened Rocky Balboa for some key leaders, who had a chance
to meet with Sly after the screening. Here's what they had to say:
is hard, and faith can help us to face some of those challenges and
issues in our past and you see Rocky do that throughout the movies
but particularly it comes to kind of a peak in this movie and it was
exciting to see."
Pastor, Central Christian Church
thought it was a tremendous film. I thought it was powerful. It was
not an overtly Christian film, but it was a film filled with
Christian themes of faith and hope and second chances and redemption,
and I would say that for us as Christians that it gives us real
fodder for conversations with people to talk about those themes."
speaker and Church Consultant
guess if there's one theme that stood out for me was the whole idea
of self esteem. And how important that is to be formed in the family,
first of all, and then, if it gets lost along the way, that it can be
regained. And that's a good message for people to know, and to hear
that there's always hope."
Sister Rose Pacatte
of St. Paul
at Motive Entertainment (we managed the grass roots campaigns for The
Passion and Narnia, among others) have created a variety
of FREE faith-based Rocky resources for teaching and preaching (visit
this is not a religious film, we believe there are many themes ("The
Heart of a Champion," "Fighting the Good Fight," "Recovery
After a Fall," etc.) that relate to faith and values. But don't
take our word for it - listen to Sly himself explain how he has
woven these themes into his movies.
join us with Sylvester Stallone LIVE this Friday.
HERE to RSVP - Space is Limited!
Friday, November 10
12:30 - 12:50 pm Pacific Time
All those who join us for the call will receive a FREE "Rocky Box",
with a Rocky Discussion Guide, Resource DVD with Rocky film clips,
and lots of other materials.
for more info about the
The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round
of the Academy Award-winning Rocky franchise. In Rocky
Balboa, the former heavyweight champion steps out of retirement
and back into the ring, pitting himself against a new rival in a
dramatically different era.
After a virtual boxing match declares Rocky Balboa the victor
over current champion Mason "The Line" Dixon, the legendary
fighter's passion and spirit are reignited. But when his
desire to fight in small, regional competitions is trumped by
promoters calling for a rematch of the cyber-fight, Balboa must weigh
the mental and physical risks of a high profile exhibition match
against his need to be in the ring.
BALBOA stars Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia,
Tony Burton, James Francis Kelly III, Antonio Tarver and Geraldine