SZ and Warner Bros. “Driven” Contest Winners





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?  DEATH RACE 2000

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

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

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?  ROCKY

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.”  RAMBO, TANGO and TANTO

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?  PARADISE ALLEY

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

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

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?  SANDRA BULLOCK

10. What is YOUR favorite SYLVESTER STALLONE movie, and why?  This one had no right/wrong answer and here are the movies that made the list (in alphabetical order): Cliffhanger, Cop Land, Daylight, First Blood, Lock Up, Lords of Flatbush, Over the Top, Rambo II, Rambo III, Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Tango & Cash.


The Winners!

1. Melissa Knollman 2. Marks Mail 3. Nicholas King 4. Kyle Riley 5. Tony Camm 6. Alan Sears 7. Jillian Decker 8. Troy Barwick 9. Crystal Coger 10. Mike Russo

I would like to thank Ms. Lifrieri and Warner Bros. for their assistance in making this contest possible. Winners can expect their posters in the next few weeks!

– Craig Zablo (April 1, 2001)




The long awaited DVD ROCKY SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET will finally be available on April 24th! The five disc set will list for $89.96 but is available |HERE| at a pre-order price of $59.98 which is a savings of $29.98 (33%)!
* 5-disc set that includes all of the Rocky films
* All of the films will contain new sound mixes
* All of the films will contain anamorphic transfers
* ROCKY will be a SPECIAL EDITION with:
– deleted scenes
– a documentary
– commentary track with SLY,
director John Alvidsen, and cast members
– an extensive still gallery
– a new 5.1 Dolby Digital Soundtrack
– and MORE!

– Craig Zablo (January 22, 2001)

Murray Postell Draws Rocky Too!

Murray Postell has been a professional cartoonist, illustrator and portrait artist for 50+ years. Mr. Postell‘s pen and ink drawing of the president of RCA was used to initiate the first commercial high-speed, high resolution fax between nations in 1978! Mr. Postell has painted some of the most famous people in the country. A painting that he did of Frank Sinatra was appraised at a price range of $25,000 in 1995!

Mr. Postell currently sells prints and orginal art from his website. Each piece purchased is hand-signed and dated by Mr. Postell. Prices begin at $15.00. All of his work is guaranteed.

If you contact Mr. Postell to buy a print or to simply let him know how much you appreciated him sharing his art, please tell him the STALLONE ZONE sent you!

– Craig Zablo (August 1, 2000)



While surfing the net I discovered the above statue up for auction at Because of the rarity of the piece, I thought it would be of interest to SYLVESTER STALLONE fans. Although no images appear with the auction listing, the owner of the statute quickly responded to my e-mail request for pictures and gave his permission for me to publish them on the SZ. Listed below is the description of the piece as it appears on e-Bay as well as detailed photos of the state. If you are interested in bidding on the piece, please click |HERE|.

This is a fantastic collectible and a must for the ROCKY and Sylvester Stallone fan.

This statue was commissioned and issued in a very limited number by United Artists Corporation in 1979 for the film ROCKY II starring Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers.

It was created by renowned sculptor Giovanni Schoeman.

It depicts Rocky Balboa “The Italian Stallion” and Apollo Creed fighting it out in the ring with incredible detail, power and grace.

Stallone’s and Weather’s signature appear on the bottom.

The artist’s signature appears on the left side; the United Artists Corporation logo appears on the right side.

It is plaster cast with bronze enamel paint.

The appearance is gorgeous.

I have owned and treasured this item for 21 years!

It is in excellent condition with only a small number of extremely tiny paint chips on the bottom and in no way detracts from the beauty of this piece.

Measures 10.5″ long x 6.25″ wide x 12″ tall.

This is an extremely rare item and I know you will love it as much as I have.

I will pack it with special care and ship anywhere worldwide; buyer pays actual shipping cost depending upon your location.

PLEASE forgive me but I cannot figure out how to add pictures to my eBay ad.

So PLEASE email me at

I will email you several pictures immediately.

Thank you for bidding and good luck!

(June 12, 2000)