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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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Release Date:

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

At the beginning of the final fight between Rocky and Clubber, we see Rocky take his robe off in a close-up shot and he has a towel around his neck. We then see a distant shot and the towel is gone. Then we come to a slightly closer shot and the towel is back again. See more »

Quotes

Paulie: [referring to African-Americans ] I don't like these people.
Rocky Balboa: You don't like em'? Well maybe they don't like you either Paulie.
Paulie: [in awe] What'd I ever do to them?
Rocky Balboa: [looks at Adrian] And they call ME "Punchy".
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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 Asterix and the Vikings (2006) 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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2nd sequel in Rocky series
2 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rocky 3 is not a bad movie,as far as the series goes.it has lots of action,some good training sequences and some dramatic moments.however it lacks something that the first 2 have.and that is heart.it just doesn't have the depth of that they have.this is not a tangible thing,but more a feeling.if you watch Rocky 3,you will understand.the antagonist,(villain)Clubber Lang,Rocky's rival,is fairly strong as portrayed by Mr.T.though i get the sense this movie was made just to keep the franchise going.I say this because if you watch the next installment,Rocky 4,you will notice there is more intent to the whole movie.The antagonist is much more developed and there is more at stake.there are actually 2 antagonists and you will understand if you watch the movie.anyway, back to 3.the filmmakers could have done without this installment and went right to 4.as for Rocky 3-- 7 stars/10


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