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Hollywood star sylvester stallone returned to philadelphia's rocky statue with a new plaque. Rocky is much more than an iconic film in american culture rocky is representative and encyclopedic of a particular time and place rocky, the character and rocky the movie are inextricably linked to the city rocky statue: .
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