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Here's The To Little Guys, With The Greatest Underdog Stories Ever Told

We all love a good underdog story, and because the movie Rocky was released 40 years ago, November 21, 1976, we thought it be appropriate to quickly give you six, real-life David vs. Goliath instances in the film's honor.

 

The movie, which was filmed in just 28 days on a budget of just about $1 million, didn't just score at the box office that winter—racking up more than $225 million in theaters—but also went on to be nominated for 10 Oscar nominations, winning three: "Best Picture," "Best Director" and "Best Film Editing."

With a series of six sequels since, 1976's Rocky could, arguably, be called the greatest underdog story ever—but here are a few who are worthy challengers.