Top 5000
Up 25 this week

Rocky III (1982)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  28 May 1982 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 105,316 users  
Reviews: 176 user | 60 critic

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 07 Sep 2011
a list of 34 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
a list of 39 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
a list of 40 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Rocky III" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Rocky III (1982)

Rocky III (1982) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rocky III.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rocky II (1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky IV (1985)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky V (1990)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia
Rocky (1976)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
First Blood (1982)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Vietnam Veteran uses his combat skills against the lawman of a small town when they arrest and abuse him.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna
Rambo III (1988)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan, and it's up to Rambo to rescue him.

Director: Peter MacDonald
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge
Rambo (2008)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
Cliffhanger (1993)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Fried ...
Al Silvani ...
Wally Taylor ...
Clubber's Manager
Jim Hill ...
Don Sherman ...
Dennis James ...
Wrestling Commentator
Jim Healy ...
Wrestling Commentator


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


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


Drama | Sport


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

28 May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky, Part 3  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$122,823,200 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


On Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001), Sylvester Stallone was asked to give each Rocky film a score out of 10. He gave this one a 9. See more »


As the scene depicting the dedication of the Rocky statue opens, the camera is focused on the snare drum of one of the high school band members. If one looks closely, it is clear that Mr. T autographed the top of the drum for the band member at some point before filming the scene. See more »


Clubber Lang: [before the rematch with Rocky] Hey, boy. Hey, boy. After I crucify him, you next.
Apollo Creed: Just stay outta my face, chump.
[turns his back on Clubber]
Clubber Lang: Don't turn your back on me, sucka!
[he shoves Apollo and a melee breaks out]
Rocky Balboa: [after the scuffle is broken up] I thought you said be cool!
Apollo Creed: That *was* cool!
See more »

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 »


Referenced in Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) See more »


Gonna Fly Now
Written by Bill Conti, Carol Connors, and Ayn Robbins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Makes you want to go the distance and hit someone :D
28 November 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

You know, a few months ago, I felt that it's kinda silly for me to claim to be a movie fan yet not see the Rocky movies and my friend even told me that it's a must see to be an official movie fanatic. So, I had decided to see all the Rocky flicks, and low and behold there is a 6th one coming out next year, so what better time? I felt that people are a little harsh on "Rocky III". Yeah, it's lost a little more edge and originality, but I felt that they kept it cool and within it's origins. Come on, I mean it's the eye of the tiger! Mr. T, he's so cool. He's so bad and you want to hate him, but you can't because he's just so cool. I loved the twist of having Apollo help Rocky train to defeat Mr. T. What more could a Rocky fan want out of this film? It's going strong and I can't wait to watch the fourth one. I know what happens unfortunately, I watch those "I love the 80's" shows. :P But I'm still excited, I love these Rocky movies. I may just see Rocky X! Come on, fans, this doesn't deserve a 5.6, let's get that rating up! 7/10

14 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know what Clubber said when danielpants97-240-504594
Favorite Mickey quotes cmfalf
Do You Think Rocky Ever Cheated On Adrian? jahan215-1
Why Didn't apollo creed fight clubber lang? e_blakely
Had Mick not suffered a heart attack... MakoKiller
I think this movie holds a first. Pirate_Patch
Discuss Rocky III (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: