Based on Bleier’s 1975 autobiography of the same name, it tells the story of how, after becoming a running back for the Steelers in 1968, he was then drafted by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Injured by a bullet to the thigh and a hand grenade to the lower right leg, Rocky is told that he will never walk again. Not only does he walk again after a long rehabilitation, Rocky returns to train with the Steelers. With the sympathy and support of his wife Aleta, Steelers owner Art Rooney, and coach Chuck Noll, Rocky makes the team again, and helps them become Super Bowl champions.
Director: Robert Lieberman.
Writers: John McGrath (adaptation), John McGrath (play).
Stars: Robert Urich, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Herd, Howard Cosell, Art Carney, Steve Tannen, Bubba Smith, Simone Griffeth, Sandy McPeak, Dennis Howard, Joe Spano, Peggy McCay, John Chappell, Raymond Serra, Enrique Castillo, Jerry Lacy, Barton Heyman.
Note: Many thanks to Dan for the helping hand removing the commercials that were originally included in this copy I found online.