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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

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.

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His life is happy, his fights have seemed easy. Now a young upstart is going to make him prove just how far he can still go... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Rocky body-slams Thunderlips out of the ring, Sylvester Stallone admitted that he couldn't dead-lift Hulk Hogan so he had Hogan jump into his arms. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: What are you doing? I wanna fight this guy.
Mickey: Well, you got him. But you'll fight him without me.
Rocky Balboa: What are you saying?
Mickey: 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]
Clubber Lang: [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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Crazy Credits

"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 »


Soundtracks

Take You Back
Written and Performed by Frank Stallone
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
You ain't so bad
2 February 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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