Stallone Stirs Nostalgia in Moving ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Post

The movie star turned to Instagram over the weekend to shine a light on his New York roots.

Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for Rocky in three and a half days, shortly after watching the championship match between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner in March of 1975.

While drafting the script, Stallone drew from his years spent in Philadelphia; however, he also leaned on his early days in “Hell’s Kitchen” to bring the legendary boxing story to life.

Over the weekend, the rags-to-riches actor had this to say about the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood:

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