SCRIPT LEAK: ROCKY 7

Int: Doctors Office

A doctor is sat behind a desk looking at test results. There is a knock at the door.

Doctor
Come in.

Rocky enters

Doctor
Ah Mr Balboa. Take a seat please.



Rocky
Hey Doc. So. Am I okay to fight again?


Doctor
Well Mr Balboa after reviewing your tests I…..


Rocky
Please Doc, no. I got to fight again. I got to!

Doctor
I understand but if you…

Rocky
Fighting is my life Doc, It’s my life!. Don’t take it away from me Doc, don’t take it away.


Doctor
I understand Mr Balboa but if just let me finish my sentence I’ll….


Rocky
I’m a fighter Doc. It’s who I am. I’ve been fighting all my life and I can’t stop now Doc. I can’t stop now. What am I gonna do go back to the abattoir and pack meat again? Don’t make me do it Doc. Please Doc.

Doctor
Mr Balboa your medical records show you’ve had 11 Broken Noses, 17 Fractured Ribs, 9 Hand Fractures, 7 Jaw Fractures and 22 Wrist Fractures. Countless perforated ear drums and more concussions than any known individual in the western world.

Rocky
Yeah I know I’ve been hit a few times Doc but that’s okay. Don’t say I can’t fight doc, don’t..

Doctor
Your joints are riddled with arthritis. You have high cholesterol, low blood sugar, a persistent heart murmur and all of your internal organs are irreparably damaged…

Rocky
But Doc I…

Doctor
Moving onto your brain. Well I say brain it’s more like a thick meat soup floating in an old plastic bag. You have almost no short term memory and the repeated blows to your head have led to the early onset of dementia which will inevitably lead to Parkinsons disease. In fact it’s fair to say Mr Balboa that after looking at the results for your motor neuron tests, I’m amazed you’re able to sit in that chair without drooling and involuntarily soiling yourself.

Rocky
So what are you saying to me Doc. Are you saying that’s it. I have to hang up my gloves?

Doctor
No, Rocky. I just want you to put your f*cking guard up from time to time.

Rocky
Oh. Well, yeah that’s a good idea Doc, that’s a good idea. I don’t know why I never thought of that. I guess Mickey forgot to give me that lesson. Good old Mickey he was like a father to…

Doctor
I couldn’t give a s*it about your dead trainer. You’re a disgrace to your profession and the noble art of boxing. Here’s a prescription for some painkillers now get the hell out of my surgery and don’t come back.

Rocky
Thanks Doc. See you next week.