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Rocky III (1982)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  28 May 1982 (USA)
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Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.

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Storyline

Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as world-champion. He only fights against opponents "hand-picked" by his manager Mickey Goldmill. Then he is challenged by the arrogant Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to prove once more that there is only one world-champion. But Lang wins and becomes the new champion. Nobody believes in Rocky anymore, except for one man: former world-champion Apollo Creed. As Creed tries to stimulate his fighting spirit and get Rocky back in top-form, it is now up to Rocky to get his edge back. Will he win ? Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fight | champion | rematch | beating | fighting | See more »

Taglines:

A Fighter. A Lover. A Legend. The Greatest Challenge. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky, Part 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,015,408 (USA) (4 June 1982)

Gross:

$16,015,408 (USA) (4 June 1982)
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Before settling on the film's signature song of "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, Sylvester Stallone wanted to use the already hit song "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen. See more »

Goofs

After losing the fight, Rocky rides his motorcycle to his statue, when he leaves he has no helmet. When he arrives at the statue, he has it on, takes it off and throws it at the statue. See more »

Quotes

[Adrian, deeply concerned, walks towards Rocky on the beach]
Adrian: Can I talk to you? I wanna ask you something important, and I want you to tell me the truth.
Rocky Balboa: What?
Adrian: Why'd you come here?
Rocky Balboa: I just don't want it no more.
Adrian: If it's over because you want it to be over, I'm glad.
Rocky Balboa: I do.
Adrian: It's just... you never quit anything since I known you.
Rocky Balboa: I don't know what you want me to say. I mean, what happened? How did everything that was so good get so bad?
Adrian: What's so bad? Tell me, what?
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Crazy Credits

For the first time in the series, Tony Burton's character is credited (and referred to on screen for the first time) as Duke. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Come Dine with Me: Dundee: Tara (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Composed and Produced by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
Performed by Survivor
Survivor appears by courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
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A great flick !
1 April 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Another film worthy of a Frank Stallone sound track, Rocky 3 has been one of the biggest box office turn outs in history. Not only did every Italian American run out to see this film when it was in the theaters but it made the song "Eye of the Tiger" a national hit. Rocky 3 was also a debut film for MR. T. An excellent performance as one of the best villains in movie history. This one is not only written by Sly....it is also directed by him as well. Check it out.


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