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Rocky III (1982)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 28 May 1982 (USA)
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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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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The legend continues...The Italian Stallion is back!! See more »

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Drama | Sport

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28 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky, Part 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$122,823,200 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John G. Avildsen was approached to direct, but turned it down. Despite the fiasco of Sylvester Stallone's Paradise Alley (1978), Alvidsen encouraged Stallone to direct it. See more »

Goofs

When talking to Adrian on the beach, Rocky appears to have not shaved in a few days. About halfway through the scene, he suddenly appears shaved. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: [to Rocky after watching all the pageantry at the gym] This is a house of ill repute!
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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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Referenced in Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) 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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A real challenger ! (payTV)
18 September 2016 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

Here in France we consider Sly as a gentle dumb but watching this 3rd round I think he is really underrated ! I discovered Rocky as a teen so at the start of the 90s and the movies really punched me then ! But now i realize that those movies were much older and if we watch them with contemporary eyes, we see that they are really forerunner of the modern American movies !

First of all, if Sly hasn't invented sequels, he is among the first authors to believe in it : back then, we had only Coppola (Godfather), Lucas (Star Wars) and a few others… Next, he is also the first author to illustrate scenes with just a song and no dialogues, and what a song : « eye of the tiger ». Still today, it's a rock classic and this song editing is used by everyone now ! Next, as a director, i found Sly has great inspirations with striking angles, close-up, news editing, all things that we see everyday now but back then were original. As an author, we can say whatever but Rocky has a special place in our heart as the movies are true to deep values : efforts, getting up after a blow, friendship, marital life, education, citizenship… Here, Rocky is still bound to Philly, he spends some nice time with his son, he has to deal even more with celebrities and fame, and for sure, the punching winner is also a crying man ! But we got also minorities friendship and one more time, there is not a lot movies with that question ! As for acting, all the cast is wonderful as they are totally into their characters and if they don't have much to do, they always achieve to be real ! Talia is fantastic as a supportive wife and newcomer Mr. T spills fury forever ! Finally, i didn't write about the fights and that's why Rocky movies are important and true classic because they tell us so much in addition to boxing !


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