The new movie Chuck stars Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner, the Jersey-based journeyman heavyweight fighter who once went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and became the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky.
The story of Stallone's interaction with Wepner is part of the film -- you see him played by Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire's Frank Capone) in the trailer, which also features shots of Philadelphia and Schreiber, as Wepner, at the Jersey shore.
Wepner was raised in Bayonne, N.J., where he learned to fight on the streets. He compiled a 35-17-2 record as a pro, became known as a tough fighter who could be easily cut -- he needed 72 stitches after his loss to Sonny Liston. That won him the nickname "The Bayonne Bleeder." In 1975 got a title shot against Ali, knocking the champ down, but losing via technical knock-out with a few seconds left in the 15th and final round.