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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>

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Plot Keywords:

champion | fight | rematch | boxing | death | See more »

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The Excitement... The Power... The Man... See more »

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Drama | Sport

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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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Trivia

According to an interview given by Mr. T, he attended the movie's premiere with his mother. During the scene where he yells lurid remarks at Adrian, his mother turned to him and said "I did not raise you to talk to a lady like that." She then stormed out of the theatre. See more »

Goofs

When Mickey gets sick and lays down on the table in the locker room, he has his knit cap on as he starts to lay down. The shot switches to a different angle as he continues to lay down, and now his cap is off and laying on the table next to him. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: What are you doing? I wanna fight this guy.
Mickey: Well, you got him. But you'll fight him without me.
Rocky Balboa: What are you saying?
Mickey: It's finished. Yes, I'm finished. I don't want no more of this. I don't want no more of it! You understand? None of it! It's over with!
[Mickey walks away from the crowd in frustration]
Clubber Lang: [Calling to Adrian; Smooth talks] Hey, Woman. Hey, Woman! Listen here. Since your old man ain't got no heart, maybe you like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreamin' you had a ...
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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 American Dad!: Cops & Roger (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Take You Back
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Written by Frank Stallone
Sung by Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire
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You ain't so bad
2 February 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This third outing in the "Rocky" series is a lot faster than the first two, but the action is always fun to watch and never over done. Sylvester Stallone returns again as writer, director and actor with all our familiar favourites including Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young.

Rocky fights Clubber Lang (played by "Mr. T" of "The A-Team" fame) and gets brutally beaten, but he fights back hard, in true Rocky style. He's still a lot of fun to root for. Good entertainment from the early eighties that makes good use of a music soundtrack including "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. You ain't so bad!

Thursday, February 14, 1991 - Video


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