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Creed Movie Quotes

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Creed movie quotes continue the acclaimed Rocky film series in a seventh film in the series. The sports drama was directed by Ryan Coogler using a screenplay he co-wrote with Aaron Covington. Creed opened in theaters in the United States on November 25, 2015, 40 years after the opening scene of the first film.

In Creed, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the love child of fighter Apollo Creed who never met Apollo due to Apollo's death before Adonis was born, embarks on a boxing career of his own. Now living with Apollo's widow, Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad), Adonis puts on a tough face when it comes to boxing but deep down, as he reveals to love interest Bianca (Tessa Thompson), he is fearful that if he fights under his father's name, he will fail to meet some high expectations.

So Adonis reaches out to an unlikely mentor Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) for help in his boxing career. Rocky agrees, but after a startling medical diagnosis, the roles are soon reversed with Adonis acting as the support for Rocky as he deals with his condition. Together, they form a bond that neither expected as both deal with their own fights.

Creed joined theaters just in time for Thanksgiving 2015 alongside other great films such as The Good Dinosaur, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, Legend, Secret in Their Eyes, and The Night Before.
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    The Toughest Opponent You're Ever Going to Face

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    Rocky Balboa: See this guy here staring back at you? That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face. I believe that's true in the ring, and I think that's true in life. Now show me something.

    Rocky gives Adonis a pep talk and reminds him of his worst enemy, himself. If Adonis can face his toughest critic, he can do anything.
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    It Ain't About How Hard You Can Hit

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    Adonis Johnson: A great fighter once said, 'it ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.'

    Adonis shares some words of wisdom that apply both in boxing and in life. It's not about what happens, it's about how you deal with it.
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    You're Going to Leave Me Too?

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    Mary Anne Creed: So you're going to leave me too? You know how many times I had to carry the Heavyweight Champion of the world up these stairs because he couldn't walk? Ribs broken, nose broken, eyes swollen shut.

    Mary Anne Creed knows what it's like having a professional boxer in the family, and she doesn't mean the fame and fortune. When she sees Adonis going down that same path, she tries to talk him out of it.
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    They'll Call Me a Fraud

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    Bianca: What are you afraid of?
    Adonis Johnson: I'm afraid of taking on the name and losing. They'll call me a fraud.
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    Rocky Balboa: You're still caught in that shadow.
    Adonis Johnson: Every move that I make, every punch that I throw, everything's going to be compared to him.
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    Bianca: You are Apollo Creed's son so use the name. It's yours.

    In speaking to his love interest, Bianca, Adonis reveals what he fears by fighting under his father's name. He doesn't want to fail, especially when those who know the Creed name expect so much from him.
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