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.
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
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
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This is the last Rocky film until Rocky Balboa (2006) to feature a traditional version of the Rocky Theme "Gonna Fly Now" with lyrics. See more »
Before the final fight, the crowd scenes contain the picture boards of Rocky and Apollo in the background, making it obvious that it is the same crowd footage from Rocky II. See more »
Why'd you leave? Why'd you walk away like that?
Life's too short, kid.
Where you goin?
I'm goin on a permanent vacation.
What are you talkin about? We got one more fight.
No, no, not me, you.
Why you doin this?
[Mickey doesn't answer]
I said why you doin this?
Because you can't win, Rock! This guy'll kill you to death inside of three rounds!
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At the end of the credits there is the following statement: 'This film is dedicated to the enduring memory of Jane Oliver'. See more »
Stallone,Mr. T, and boxing what else could you want?
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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