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.
After an unexpected victory, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has had 10 successful title defenses and is considered the Heavyweight Champion of the world. At his retirement fight, Rocky loses his spot to ruthless and dangerous challenger, Clubber Lang (Mr. T). Now that he has lost both his title to defeat and his coach, Mickey Goldmill, to a heart attack, Rocky turns to former champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), to get Rocky back up on his feet.
In this, as with nearly all Rocky films, the ringside cameras are the actual film cameras shooting the fight scenes. Along side the fake TV cameras, they almost blend in except for the lenses are clearly film lens and the presence of the focus puller give them away. 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 »
[to orchestra playing the "Rocky" theme]
Shut up back there, can't you? Change your tune.
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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 »
Another film worthy of a Frank Stallone sound track, Rocky 3 has been one of the biggest box office turn outs in history. Not only did every Italian American run out to see this film when it was in the theaters but it made the song "Eye of the Tiger" a national hit. Rocky 3 was also a debut film for MR. T. An excellent performance as one of the best villains in movie history. This one is not only written by Sly....it is also directed by him as well. Check it out.
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