Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Written by: Anna Hamilton Phelan
Produced by: Martin Starger
Other cast: Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott
Release date: March 8, 1985
Genre: Biography, Drama
Running time: 2h
Rocky Dennis is an intelligent, outgoing and humorous teenager who suffers from a facial deformity called "lionitis" and has now outlived his life expectancy. While his mother, Rusty, struggles to fight for his acceptance in the public school system, he proves himself to be a highly accomplished student. Though Rocky endures ridicule for his appearance, he finds love and respect from his mother's biker gang family, and even experiences his first love.
→ They told 16-year-old Rocky Dennis he could never be like everyone else. So he was determined to be better.
→ Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes.