The famous blockbuster “Rocky”, in which the main role was played by Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote the script), had an ending that was different from the one that we remember from childhood.
At the same time, the very first film that marked the beginning of the franchise, as reported by Yahoo Entertainment , could have ended in a completely different spirit. After a controversial defeat in a battle, to which the hero Stallone gave all his strength, Rocky and his beloved remain in a completely empty stadium, from which they leave, quietly embracing.
Such an ending could put the film on a par with other melancholic films of the era, for example, with “The Graduate”. But the creators judged differently, deciding to leave the last scene of the triumph of the spirit and brave heart.