“Driven” Trivia Contest

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PRESENT THE DRIVEN TRIVIA CONTEST

Know your STALLONE TRIVIA? Want to win a “Driven” one-sheet poster?

Then here’s what you need to do:

  • Answer the ten STALLONE TRIVIA QUESTIONS listed below.
  • E-mail your name, answers, and home address to czablo@mindspring.com
  • Everyone who answers all questions correctly will be entered into the prize drawing!
  • 10 lucky SZoners win a “Driven” one-sheet poster courtesy of Warner Bros. and StalloneZone!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Ok, here’s the rules:

  • The posters can only be mailed to addresses in the US and Canada (due to mailing restrictions).
  • Only 1 entry per e-mail address.
  • The contest ends at 5 pm E.S.T. on Saturday, March 31st.
  • The contest is NOT open to any staff members of SZ.com [Sorry John, Jazz, and rOb!]
  • Names of Winners [but not addresses] will be posted on this site with our Weekend Update.

STALLONE TRIVIA QUESTIONS

1. SYLVESTER STALLONE plays Champ racer Joe Tanto in Driven. What is the name of the movie that starred SLY as a racer named Joe Viterbo?

2. RENNY HARLIN is directing SLY in Driven. What is the name of the movie that first paired SLY and RENNY?

3. SLY wrote the screenplay for Driven. What was SLY‘s original title for the film?

4. SLY is an accomplished actor, director, and screenwriter. What movie did SLY write that went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

5. SLY seems to like 5 letter names for his characters. Name three of his characters that have five letters in their last name and the name ends with an “o.”

6. Most people think that Rocky was SLY‘s first feature film screenplay that sold. It was his second! What was the name of his first?

7. The “tag line” for Driven is “Welcome to the Human Race.” What was the tag line for SLY‘s last film, Get Carter?

8. SLY teams with an international cast in Driven. What actor made his US debut with SLY in Nighthawks?

9. Actors and actresses who work with SLY quite often get noticed and move on to stardom [ANNE ARCHER, ARMAND ASSANTE, TOM SIZEMORE, BENJAMIN BRATT, etc.). Who was the actress who got her big break working with SLY in Demolition Man?

10. What is YOUR favorite SYLVESTER STALLONE movie, and why?


Good Luck!

Craig Zablo [March 27, 2001]

StalloneZone Helps Promote “Driven”

There have been two promotions that have been put together [so far] to promote “Driven” and StalloneZone is proud to have been selected to particpate in both!

The first promotion involves free magnets which have the 2001 CART RACING SCHEDULE on them with a sticker that says “April 27th: DRIVEN opens.”

The second promotion is “Driven” postcards. I have been able to score a limited number of these to make available to SZoners for free!

Craig Zablo

(Update – Unfortunately I no longer have these items available.)

Sly Revives Rocky

The March 13, 2001 issue of The National Enquirer contains an item called “Yo! SLY Brings Back Rocky to Help a Tragic Kid” in the Hollywood Behind the Screens section by Mike Walker.

“In a heartrending revival of his gutsy “Rocky” character, SLY STALLONE played a real-life hero when he suddenly appeared in the hospital room of a badly injured little boy who idolizes him, knelt by his bedside and said gently: “Yo!… Give Rocky a punch!” Sadly, 5-year-old Brandon Zucker, maimed in a Disneyland accident, can’t throw a punch anymore.. or even whisper, “Yo, Rocky!” But STALLONE got a smile from the beautiful kid – and these are rare these days, says mom Victoria, who relives the horror of watching her son fall out of the “Roger Rabbit” ride and get crushed under machinery. SLY’s wife JENNIFER FLAVIN, read in a paper how Brandon used to run through his house wearing oven mitts punching the air like his hero, “Rocky.” JENNIFER showed the story to SLY, who went to the hospital to give the kid a shot of come-from-behind Rocky courage! “His visit did a lot of good for Brandon,” wept Victoria. [Keep punching, kid… and… lookin’ good, Rock!]

– Craig Zablo

Sly Stallone is a Celebrity Classmate

In the March 6, 2001 issue of The National Enquirer, SYLVESTER STALLONE is featured in the “Celebrity Classmates” section. Lyn La Cava (pictured at left) attended The American College of Switzerland with SLY back in the day! The article features a couple of other pics of SLY and Ms. La Cava as well as quotes from both.

Craig Zablo [March 11, 2001]

Sly in “Total Film’s Top 50 [Twice]


The March 2001 issue of Total Film contains some items of interest to STALLONE fans. In an article titled: “The 50 Greatest Movie Heroes of All Time! As Voted By You,” two of SLY’s portrayals made the list! Rocky Balboa clocked in at #30 and John Rambo followed at #40.

In another section called Best of the Best the following appears: – COP LAND ” An undisputed career best performance for STALLONE.”

Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes for the pic and tip! – Craig Zablo

Sly Makes an Impact


The March 2001 issue of Impact, features an article entitled “SYLVESTER STALLONE: On the SLY.” The four page article provides an overview of SLY’s career and features eleven pictures [including the one above]. Although hard core fans will learn nothing new, and at one picture is obviously labeled incorrectly, it still is a positive article which looks forward to SLY’s next decade of films.
Thanks for the tip to – Paul Corr from Ireland and Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes for the mag!
– Craig Zablo

Positively “Driven”

The March/April issue of Cinescape contains a very positive article by Steve Hockensmith called “Hot Wheels” which gives us a preview of what to expect when “Driven” premieres on April 27th. In addition to the picture to the left there are 4 other small [2 of which contain SLY] pics from behind-the-scenes. The buzz just keeps getting better!
– Craig Zablo [February 24, 2001]

Cinescape Lists the Best Stallone Sites

The March/April issue of Cinescape contains a section called Movies.com. This month they look at SYLVESTER STALLONE web sites and have this to say:

Rambo’s not exactly hacker material, and it’s hard to imagine Rocky Balboa pulling off the boxing gloves for a few hours surfing the ‘net. But that hasn’t stopped hardcore SYLVESTER STALLONE fans from erecting cyber-shrines to the actor and his most famous characters. And that’s a good thing. If fans had to rely on the official website for info about SLY’s latest flick, they’d be out of luck: When looked at using our MacG4s, the Driven site (www.what-drives-you.com) was little more than a menu and the word “LOADING” – which proved disingenuous since nothing ever loaded.

Craig Zablo’s StalloneZone: Pine for a world in which Entertainment Weekly covers nothing but SLY, SLY, SLY? Craig Zablo shares your dream. His STALLONE website features weekly doses of STALLONE news, rumors, and paparazzi-style pictures. http://www.stallonezone.com

Stallone World: For a more sly take on SLY, try this Brit site. Though it’s loaded with typical fan site features [biography, filmography, news, photos, links, sound files], it’s also got a heaping dose of snarky English cheek. Take this news flash about STALLONE’s next project, a mob spoof: “Few phrases chill quite like ‘A SYLVESTER STALLONE comedy,’ but the man who dared to remake Get Carter is at it again.” http://www.stalloneworld.com

John Rambo Homepage: You might expect web sites celebrating Commie-killing machine John Rambo to be a purely red, white and blue affair, but this Dutch site proves that’s not the case. In addition to detailed descriptions of Rambo’s friends, foes, weapons, and wardrobe, you’ll also find the kind of biographical detail only a non-native speaker can provide. “Rambo is able to ignore pain and badd (sic) weather,” the site tells us. “Rambo will eat things where a billy goat would puke.” http://www.geocities.com/john_rambo_site

Pretty cool, huh?

Let me begin by congratulating the web masters of Stallone World and the John Rambo Homepage for being selected to represent the best SYLVESTER STALLONE sites on the net. I also think that it’s interesting to note that three sites were selected and each makes its home in a different country, which I think emphasizes the point that SLY is an international superstar

As for the SZ being listed… what a cool [I use that word again] experience. I want to thank the three guys on staff here at the SZ [John “Big” Beatty, Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes, and rOb DeVera – it’s a team effort and I’m blessed to have a STRONG team!]. I would be remiss if I also didn’t thank the SZ “regulars” [there are too many to list, but you guys/girls know who you are] and SLY’s fans throughout the world. Finally I have to thank SLY [da man] for the positive impact he’s had on so many people. Now before this starts to sound like an acceptance speech (what? too late? opps – sorry!), it’s back to the news desk!

– Craig Zablo [February 24, 2001]

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