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Rocky III (1982)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  28 May 1982 (USA)
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After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.


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Don Sherman ...
Dennis James ...
Wrestling Commentator
Jim Healy ...
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Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky, Part 3  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$122,823,200 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the Ring Magazine World title belt there were 4 side plates with pictures of fighters: Floyd Patterson, Jim Braddock, John L. Sullivan, and George Foreman. See more »


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 »


Rocky Balboa: Nothing is real if you don't believe in who you are!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there is the following statement: 'This film is dedicated to the enduring memory of Jane Oliver'. See more »


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Take You Back
Written and Performed by Frank Stallone
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User Reviews

Stallone,Mr. T, and boxing – what else could you want?
9 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great 3rd Installment, Mr. T makes a great bad guy, and Stallone gets to show off his muscles a 3rd time. Some people choose not to appreciate the DVD collection, because the first is the only one remixed into 5.1 sound, but it offers you WideScreen, and 5 of the best movies to hit the screen. Francis Ford Coppola's sister, Talia Shire returns in the role she has in all 5, and Carl Weathers, Apollo, is back. The good thing about the Rocky films is none of them are "copies" of the other, each one has it's own qualities, nothing is "rehashed".

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