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'Rocky II' house up for sale in South Philly

1:45 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
The Rocky statue rests in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images for MGM)
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PHILADELPHIA -- Want to live like Rocky Balboa? The Italian Stallion's house is on the market.

The home in South Philadelphia was featured in the 1979 movie "Rocky II." In the sequel to the Oscar-winning smash, the fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone buys the house after he loses a bout to Apollo Creed but gains fame.

The 1,036-square-foot row house has three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. The asking price is $139,000.

Real estate agent Joe Bianco says the home is for sale because the woman who lived there since the time of filming recently died.

He says the house was picked for "Rocky II" because the filmmakers "happened to like the front of the home and knocked on the door."

This isn't the first famed movie home to hit the market this year. Early last month, the main house featured in Wes Craven's horror hit "A Nightmare On Elm Street" went up for sale in Hollywood.

Associated Press

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