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Paulie Pennino

Paulie Pennino
We enjoyed watching Paulie Pennino in the Rocky Films, but we are happy that he is not our friend. Actually, you have to wonder why Rocky Balboa was ever friends with the guy in the first place, as he was always spouting off negative comments, drank too much, treated his sister like crap, tried to break Rocky’s arms, and signed over power of attorney which bankrupted Balboa. Even appearing as a corner man for Rocky, he was five shades of useless; only offering up the advice to “hit the one in the middle” in Rocky IV as a moment of “sage advice”.

With all of those problems, Paulie was still loyal to Rocky, as was Rocky to him. Sure, it was dysfunctional, but would those films (and he did appear in all six) be the same without him? Probably not.

The Bullet Points:
Movies Appeared:
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)

Burt Young

Role Portrayed:
Bum/Friend/Corner Man of Rocky Balboa

Why you should vote for him:
How about because he was the owner of our favorite 80’s robot?

Why you should not vote for him:
Considering he was Rocky’s friend, he was sure a pain in the ass to the champ.



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