The Pretender

the dream is real

Mike Kunda posing with "family" photos.

Mike Kunda posing with "family" photos.

his whole life was a million to one shot...

This documentary film takes you inside Mike’s life, revealing the origins of Mikes fascination with the Rocky character and how it continues to shape his life.

Mike has spent the last 40 years of his life focusing on every aspect of the Rocky films and on his fictional hero Rocky Balboa. Mike searches to find meaning in his Rocky obsession and to become the person he really wants to be. Mike's journey is an emotional trip through themes of obsession, passion and inspiration, in the end showing that even the most seemingly unrealistic goals might prove to offer the most rewarding and fulfilling life of all.

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