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.
Just prior to the rematch, Clubber upsets Apollo who is in the corner of the ring. Behind Apollo next to the ring a director's chair labeled "Mr. T" is clearly visible. See more »
What are you doing? I wanna fight this guy.
Well, you got him. But you'll fight him without me.
What are you saying?
It's finished. Yes, I'm finished. I don't want no more of this. I don't want no more of it! You understand? None of it! It's over with!
[Mickey walks away from the crowd in frustration]
[Calling to Adrian; Smooth talks]
Hey, Woman. Hey, Woman! Listen here. Since your old man ain't got no heart, maybe you like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreamin' you had a ...
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"Rocky" is actually displayed on screen three separate times at the start of the film (first scrolling onto the screen from right to left (along with the number III), then spelled out with fireworks, and finally in simple text at the bottom right of the screen (again with III), several minutes later). See more »
This third outing in the "Rocky" series is a lot faster than the first two, but the action is always fun to watch and never over done. Sylvester Stallone returns again as writer, director and actor with all our familiar favourites including Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young.
Rocky fights Clubber Lang (played by "Mr. T" of "The A-Team" fame) and gets brutally beaten, but he fights back hard, in true Rocky style. He's still a lot of fun to root for. Good entertainment from the early eighties that makes good use of a music soundtrack including "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. You ain't so bad!
Thursday, February 14, 1991 - Video
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