“I know I act stupid sometimes,” says Paulie to Rocky before the intrepid boxer steps into the ring, “but you letting me stay with you all these years, a lot of people would just have said, get rid of the bum, but you give me respect. It’s hard to say these things because it ain’t my way, but if I could unzip myself and step out and be somebody else, I’d wanna be you.”

-Such a touching and memorable scene…the moment only lasts a few seconds but the sentiment stays with you even as we sit in 2016. You can feel the strong emotion brewing as Young delivers this speech…truly a highlight of the whole film series in my opinion!