Sylvester Stallone - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 29

Rocky III (1982)
Rocky III (1982)


A Chronology of Sylvester Stallone Movie Posters 1974-2013.

Sylvester Stallone was born in New York City on July 6th, 1946.

After playing small roles in films during the early 70's, Stallone became a Hollywood movie star when he was cast as Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) one of the biggest hits of the year and winner of the Best Picture Oscar. Stallone wrote the Oscar nominated screenplay to Rocky and he was nominated for Best Actor. 5 sequels followed.

His next most famous character was John Rambo, beginning with First Blood in 1982 followed by the far more successul sequel Rambo - First Blood II (1985) the second highest grossing film of the year.

Stallone has made a comeback in recent years with sequels to Rocky and Rambo and the success of The Expendables 1 & 2.

Stallone has appeared in 50 movies, this hub showcases poster art from 38 of those films.

The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)



The Lords of Flatbush (1974) Directed by Martin Davidson & Stephen Verona. 86mins.

Perry King - David 'Chico' Tyrell
Sylvester Stallone - Stanley Rosiello
Henry Winkler - Butchey Weinstein
Paul Mace - Wimpy Murgalo
Susan Blakely - Jane Bradshaw
Maria Smith - Frannie Malincanico

IMDB rating 5.8

Capone (1975)
Capone (1975)


Capone (1975) Directed by Steve Carver. 101mins

Ben Gazzara - Al Capone
Harry Guardino - Johnny Torrio
Susan Blakely - Iris Crawford
Sylvester Stallone - Frank Nitti
John Cassavetes - Frankie Yale
Frank Campanella - Big Jim Colosimo
Carmen Argenziano - Jack McGurn

IMDB rating 5.6

Death Race 2000 (1975)
Death Race 2000 (1975)



Death Race 2000 (1975) Directed by Paul Bartel. 80mins.

David Carradine - Frankenstein
Simone Griffeth - Annie Smith
Sylvester Stallone - Machine Gun Joe Viterbo
Mary Woronov - Calamity Jane
Roberta Collins - Matilda the Hun
Martin Kove - Nero the Hero
Joyce Jameson - Grace Pander

IMDB rating 6.2

Rocky (1976)
Rocky (1976)



Rocky (1976) Directed John G. Avildsen. 119mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire - Adrian Pennino
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Carl Weathers - Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith - Mickey Goldmill
Thayer David - George Jergens
Joe Spinell - Tony Gazzo
Tony Burton - Apollo's Trainer
Frank Stallone - Streetcorner Singer

IMDB rating 8.1

F.I.S.T. (1978)
F.I.S.T. (1978)



F.I.S.T. (1978) Directed by Norman Jewison. 145mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Johnny Kovak
Rod Steiger - Senator Madison
Peter Boyle - Max Graham
Melinda Dillon - Anna Zarinkas
Tony Lo Bianco - Babe Milano
Henry Wilcoxon - Win Talbot
James Karen - Andrews
Brian Dennehy - Frank Vasko

IMDB rating 6.2

Paradise Alley (1978)
Paradise Alley (1978)



Paradise Alley (1978) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 107mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Cosmo Carboni
Lee Canalito - Victor Carboni
Armand Assante - Lenny Carboni
Frank McRae - Big Glory
Anne Archer - Annie
Kevin Conway - Stitch
Joe Spinell - Burp
Tom Waits - Mumbles

IMDB rating 5.6

Rocky II (1979)
Rocky II (1979)




Rocky II (1979) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 119mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire - Adrian Balboa
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Carl Weathers - Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith - Mickey Goldmill
Tony Burton - Duke
Joe Spinell - Tony Gazzo
Frank Stallone - Singer

IMDB rating 6.9

Nighthawks (1981)
Nighthawks (1981)



Nighthawks (1981) Directed by Bruce Malmuth. 99mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams - Matthew Fox
Rutger Hauer - Wulfgar
Lindsay Wagner - Irene
Persis Khambatta - Shakka Holland
Nigel Davenport - Peter Hartman
Joe Spinell - Lt. Munafo

IMDB rating 6.3

Victory (1981)
Victory (1981)



Victory (1981) UK title Escape to Victory. Directed by John Huston. 116mins

Sylvester Stallone - Captain Robert Hatch
Michael Caine - Capt. John Colby
Pelé - Cpl. Luis Fernandez
Bobby Moore - Terry Brady
Max von Sydow - Major Karl Von Steiner
Tim Pigott-Smith - Rose - The English
Daniel Massey - Colonel Waldron
Anton Diffring - German commentator

IMDB rating 6.4

Rocky III (1982) Spanish poster
Rocky III (1982) Spanish poster



Rocky III (1982) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 99mins

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire - Adrian Balboa
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Carl Weathers - Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith - Mickey Goldmill
Tony Burton - Duke
Mr. T - Clubber Lang
Hulk Hogan - Thunderlips

IMDB rating 6.4

First Blood (1982)
First Blood (1982)
First Blood (1982) Italian poster
First Blood (1982) Italian poster


First Blood (1982) Directed by Ted Kotcheff. 93mins.

Sylvester Stallone - John Rambo
Richard Crenna - Col. Sam Trautman
Brian Dennehy - Sheriff Will Teasle
Bill McKinney - Capt. Dave Kern
Jack Starrett - Deputy Sgt. Arthur Galt
Chris Mulkey - Deputy Ward
David Caruso - Deputy Mitch

IMDB rating 7.6

Rhinestone (1984)
Rhinestone (1984)



Rhinestone (1984) Directed by Bob Clark. 111mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Nick
Dolly Parton - Jake
Richard Farnsworth - Noah
Ron Leibman - Freddie
Tim Thomerson - Barnett
Steve Peck - Father

IMDB rating 3.2

Rambo II (1985)
Rambo II (1985)
Rambo II (1985) French poster
Rambo II (1985) French poster


Rambo: First Blood II (1985) Directed by George P. Cosmatos. 96mins.

Sylvester Stallone - John Rambo
Richard Crenna - Col. Samuel Trautman
Charles Napier - Marshall Murdock
Steven Berkoff - Lt. Col. Podovsky
Julia Nickson - Co
Martin Kove - Ericson
George Cheung - Tay

IMDB rating 6.1

Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)


Rocky IV (1985) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 91mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire - Adrian Balboa
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Carl Weathers - Apollo Creed
Dolph Lundgren - Ivan Drago
Brigitte Nielsen - Ludmilla Drago
Michael Pataki - Nicoli Koloff
Tony Burton - Duke

IMDB rating 6.3

Cobra (1986)
Cobra (1986)
Cobra (1986) Japanese poster
Cobra (1986) Japanese poster


Cobra (1986) Directed by George P. Cosmatos. 87mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Lt. Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti
Brigitte Nielsen - Ingrid
Reni Santoni - Sergeant Gonzales
Andrew Robinson - Detective Monte
Brian Thompson - Night Slasher
John Herzfeld - Cho
Art LaFleur - Captain Sears

IMDB rating 5.2

Over the Top (1987)
Over the Top (1987)
Over the Top (1987)
Over the Top (1987)


Over the Top (1987) Directed by Menahem Golan. 93mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Lincoln Hawk
Robert Loggia - Jason Cutler
Susan Blakely - Christina Hawk
Rick Zumwalt - Bob 'Bull' Hurley
David Mendenhall - Michael Cutler
Chris McCarty - Tim Salanger

IMDB rating 5.0

Rambo III (1988)
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo III (1988)


Rambo III (1988) Directed by Peter MacDonald. 102mins.

Sylvester Stallone - John Rambo
Richard Crenna - Col. Samuel Trautman
Marc de Jonge - Colonel Zaysen
Kurtwood Smith - Griggs
Spiros Focas - Masoud
Sasson Gabai - Mousa

IMDB rating 5.3

Lock Up (1989)
Lock Up (1989)



Lock Up (1989) Directed by John Flynn. 109mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Frank Leone
Donald Sutherland - Warden Drumgoole
John Amos - Captain Meissner
Sonny Landham - Chink Weber
Tom Sizemore - Dallas
Frank McRae - Eclipse
Darlanne Fluegel - Melissa
Larry Romano - First Base

IMDB rating 6.0

Tango & Cash (1989)
Tango & Cash (1989)
Tango & Cash (1989)
Tango & Cash (1989)


Tango & Cash (1989) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. 104mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Ray Tango
Kurt Russell - Gabriel Cash
Teri Hatcher - Katherine 'Kiki' Tango
Jack Palance - Yves Perret
Brion James - Requin
James Hong - Quan
Marc Alaimo - Lopez
Michael J. Pollard - Owen
Robert Z'Dar - Face

IMDB rating 6.0

Rocky V (1990)
Rocky V (1990)



Rocky V (1990) Directed by John G. Avildsen. 104mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire - Adrian Balboa
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Sage Stallone - Rocky Balboa Jr.
Burgess Meredith - Mickey Goldmill
Tommy Morrison - Tommy 'Machine' Gunn
Richard Gant - George Washington Duke
Tony Burton - Duke

IMDB rating 4.7

Oscar (1991)
Oscar (1991)

Oscar (1991) Directed by John Landis. 109mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone
Ornella Muti - Sofia Provolone
Don Ameche - Father Clemente
Peter Riegert - Aldo
Tim Curry - Dr. Thornton Poole
Vincent Spano - Anthony Rossano
Marisa Tomei - Lisa Provolone
Linda Gray - Roxanne
Chazz Palminteri - Connie
Kurtwood Smith - Lt. Toomey
Yvonne De Carlo - Aunt Rosa
William Atherton - Overton
Martin Ferrero - Luigi Finucci
Harry Shearer - Guido Finucci
Kirk Douglas - Eduardo Provolone

IMDB rating 5.9

Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot. (1992)
Stop! Or my Mom Will Shoot. (1992)



Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. 87mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Sgt. Joe Bomowski
Estelle Getty - Tutti Bomowski
JoBeth Williams - Lt. Gwen Harper
Roger Rees - Parnell
Martin Ferrero - Paulie
Ving Rhames - Mr. Stereo

IMDB rating 3.6

Cliffhanger (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993)


Cliffhanger (1993) Directed by Renny Harlin. 112mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Gabe Walker
John Lithgow - Eric Qualen
Michael Rooker - Hal Tucker
Janine Turner - Jessie Deighan
Rex Linn - Richard Travers
Caroline Goodall - Kristel
Leon - Kynette
Craig Fairbrass - Delmar
Paul Winfield - Walter Wright
Ralph Waite - Frank

IMDB rating 6.3

Demolition Man (1993)
Demolition Man (1993)


Demolition Man (1993) Directed by Marco Brambilla. 115mins.

Sylvester Stallone - John Spartan
Wesley Snipes - Simon Phoenix
Sandra Bullock - Lenina Huxley
Nigel Hawthorne - Dr. Raymond Cocteau
Benjamin Bratt - Alfredo Garcia
Bob Gunton - Chief George Earle
Glenn Shadix - Associate Bob
Denis Leary - Edgar Friendly
Rob Schneider - Erwin
Jesse Ventura - CryoCon

IMDB rating 6.4

The Specialist (1994)
The Specialist (1994)



The Specialist (1994) Directed by Luis Llosa. 110mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Ray Quick
Sharon Stone - May Munro
James Woods - Ned Trent
Rod Steiger - Joe Leon
Eric Roberts - Tomas Leon

IMDB rating 5.1

Judge Dredd (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)


Judge Dredd (1995) Directed by Danny Cannon. 96mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Judge Joseph Dredd
Armand Assante - Rico
Rob Schneider - Herman Ferguson
Jürgen Prochnow - Judge Griffin
Max von Sydow - Chief Justice Fargo
Diane Lane - Judge Hershey
Joan Chen - Dr. Ilsa Hayden
Balthazar Getty - Cadet Nathan Olmeyer

IMDB rating 5.1

Assassins (1996)
Assassins (1996)

Assassins (1995) Directed by Richard Donner. 132mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Robert Rath
Antonio Banderas - Miguel Bain
Julianne Moore - Electra
Anatoli Davydov - Nicolai Tashlinkov
Muse Watson - Ketcham
Steve Kahan - Alan Branch

IMDB rating 6.1

Daylight (1996)
Daylight (1996)


Daylight (1996) Directed by Rob Cohen. 114mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Kit Latura
Amy Brenneman - Madelyne Thompson
Viggo Mortensen - Roy Nord
Dan Hedaya - Frank Kraft
Claire Bloom - Eleanor Trilling
Danielle Harris - Ashley Crighton
Sage Stallone - Vincent
Mark Rolston - Chief Dennis Wilson
Rosemary Forsyth - Ms. London
Barry Newman - Norman Bassett
Stan Shaw - George Tyrell

IMDB rating 5.6

Cop Land (1997)
Cop Land (1997)


Cop Land (1997) Directed by James Mangold. 104mins (116mins)

Sylvester Stallone - Freddy Heflin
Harvey Keitel - Ray Donlan
Ray Liotta - Gary Figgis
Robert De Niro - Moe Tilden
Peter Berg - Joey Randone
Janeane Garofalo - Cindy Betts
Robert Patrick - Jack Rucker
Michael Rapaport - Murray Babitch
Annabella Sciorra - Liz Randone
Noah Emmerich - Bill Geisler
Cathy Moriarty - Rose Donlan
John Spencer - Leo Crasky
Deborah Harry - Delores

IMDB rating 6.9

Antz (1998)
Antz (1998)


Antz (1998) Directed by Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson. 83mins

Woody Allen - Z
Dan Aykroyd - Chip
Anne Bancroft - Queen
Jane Curtin - Muffy
Danny Glover - Barbatus
Gene Hackman - General Mandible
Jennifer Lopez - Azteca
Sylvester Stallone - Weaver
Sharon Stone - Princess Bala
Christopher Walken - Colonel Cutter

IMDB rating 6.7

Get Carter (2000)
Get Carter (2000)


Get Carter (2000) Directed by Stephen Kay. 102mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Jack Carter
Miranda Richardson - Gloria
Rachael Leigh Cook - Doreen
Rhona Mitra - Geraldine
Johnny Strong - Eddie
John C. McGinley - Con McCarty
Alan Cumming - Jeremy Kinnear
Michael Caine - Cliff Brumby
Mickey Rourke - Cyrus Paice

IMDB rating 4.8

Driven (2001)
Driven (2001)



Driven (2001) Directed by Renny Harlin. 116mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Joe Tanto
Burt Reynolds - Carl Henry
Kip Pardue - Jimmy Bly
Stacy Edwards - Lucretia Clan
Til Schweiger - Beau Brandenburg
Gina Gershon - Cathy Heguy
Estella Warren - Sophia Simone
Robert Sean Leonard - Demille Bly

IMDB rating 4.3

D-Tox (2002)
D-Tox (2002)


D-Tox (2002) Directed by Jim Gillespie. 96mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Jake Malloy
Charles S. Dutton - Hendricks
Polly Walker - Jenny
Kris Kristofferson - Doc
Jeffrey Wright - Jaworski
Tom Berenger - Hank
Stephen Lang - Jack Bennett
Robert Patrick - Noah
Courtney B. Vance - Reverend Jones
Sean Patrick Flanery - Conner
Dina Meyer - Mary
Rance Howard - Geezer

IMDB rating 5.0

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky Balboa (2006)



Rocky Balbao (2006) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 102mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
Burt Young - Paulie Pennino
Antonio Tarver - Mason 'The Line' Dixon
Geraldine Hughes - Marie
Milo Ventimiglia - Robert Balboa Jr.
Tony Burton - Duke
Mike Tyson - Himself

IMDB rating 7.3

Rambo (2008)
Rambo (2008)
Rambo (2008)
Rambo (2008)


Rambo (2008) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 92mins (99mins)

Sylvester Stallone - John Rambo
Julie Benz - Sarah
Matthew Marsden - School Boy
Graham McTavish - Lewis
Reynaldo Gallegos - Diaz
Jake La Botz - Reese
Tim Kang - En-Joo

IMDB rating 7.1

The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables (2010)


The Expendables (2010) Directed by Sylvester Stallone. 103mins (113mins)

Sylvester Stallone - Barney Ross
Jason Statham - Lee Christmas
Jet Li - Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren - Gunnar Jensen
Eric Roberts - James Munroe
Randy Couture - Toll Road
Steve Austin - Paine
David Zayas - General Garza
Giselle Itié - Sandra
Charisma Carpenter - Lacy
Gary Daniels - The Brit
Terry Crews - Hale Caesar
Mickey Rourke - Tool
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Trench
Bruce Willis - Mr. Church

IMDB rating 6.5

The Expendables (2012)
The Expendables (2012)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables 2 (2012)


The Expendables 2 (2012) Directed by Simon West. 102mins.

Sylvester Stallone - Barney Ross
Jason Statham - Lee Christmas
Jet Li - Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren - Gunner Jensen
Chuck Norris - Booker
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Vilain
Bruce Willis - Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Trench
Terry Crews - Hale Caesar
Randy Couture - Toll Road
Liam Hemsworth - Bill The Kid
Scott Adkins - Hector
Nan Yu - Maggie
Amanda Ooms - Pilar
Charisma Carpenter - Lacy

IMDB rating 6.8

Bullet to the Head (2013)
Bullet to the Head (2013)


Bullet to the Head (2013) Directed by Walter Hill. 92mins.

Sylvester Stallone - James Bonomo
Sung Kang - Taylor Kwon
Sarah Shahi - Lisa
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Robert Morel
Jason Momoa - Keegan
Christian Slater - Marcus Baptiste
Jon Seda - Louis Blanchard
Holt McCallany - Hank Greely

IMDB rating 5.9

Bullet to the Head (2013)
Bullet to the Head (2013)
Escape Plan (2013) poster
Escape Plan (2013) poster

Escape Plan (2013) Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. 115mins

Sylvester Stallone - Ray Breslin
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Emil Rottmayer
Jim Caviezel - Hobbes
Amy Ryan - Abigail
Sam Neill - Dr. Kyrie
Vincent D'Onofrio - Lester Clark
Vinnie Jones - Drake
50 Cent - Hush

IMDB rating 7.3

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

I won't tell my top 3. You'll laugh


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

I'll bet Over the Top is one of the three. :)

I did enjoy Antz, Sly was good in that.

"I am the law!" Judge Dredd is a guilty pleasure.

Thanks for posting.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Excellent hub...so that was Arnold yesterday, Sly today.....but what about the other founding member of Planet Hollywood? Where is Bruce...lol.

I have seen almost all of these movies...except for 4 of them...not bad considering I do not think I am a Sly fan. But he has a huge following...my hub on Stallone is one of my most popular hubs.

I think the guilty pleasure from his movies is Tango and Cash....I think Russell and Stallone make a good team...I am actually surprised that Russell has not been in the Expendable movies....I mean he is an aging action star...he should fit right in....maybe Expendables 3.

Voted up and interesting.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Sly Russell and Kurt Stallone made a good team, I remember hoping there was a sequel to Tango & Cash, alas it didn't happen. Maybe Russell will appear in Expendables 3 alongside Steven Seagal, Vin Diesel, Keanu Reeves, Nic Cage and John Travolta.

There are 6 films here I haven't seen which makes you a bigger fan than I am. :)

Thanks as always for commenting Bruce.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Steve....."Rambo & Rocky" will forever be Sly's claim to fame......and as much beloved as he is....he has such little acting ability. His talent is in being an "action Hero".....and that's pretty much it.

Feeling so sad for him at this time, due to the loss of his son. Tragic.......

Very fascinating Hub...love the posters! UP++


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Paula, appreciate the comment. In Stallone's defense he did get an Oscar nomination for Rocky in 1976 and that's more than some of the better actors out there have managed. I wonder, has Bruce Willis ever been Oscar nominated? Cogerson will know. :)


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Lightshare 4 years ago

Thanx Steve, great collection.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Just found your comment in my spam folder Lightshare, why was it labeled spam? Thanks for commenting!


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Lightshare 4 years ago

No idea Steve! I found some changes in my profile also.. The HP accolades are not displayed for some days in my profile! Thank you for information


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Lightshare, would you believe I found your reply in my spam folder again! It is strange.


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Lightshare 4 years ago

Only God and HP team know it.

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