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.
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
Artist LeRoy Neiman makes a cameo appearance as the ring announcer in the Rocky-Thunderlips charity match. Neiman would also appear in Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). A painting by Neiman featuring Rocky and Apollo is shown in the closing credits, and can also be seen in Rocky's restaurant in Rocky Balboa (2006). LeRoy Neiman also appeared in Rocky II (1979). He was the artist wearing the white suit and white hat sketching Apollo while he was training for his rematch with Rocky. See more »
(at around 6 mins) The newspaper clip showing Clubber Lang Win, the picture of Clubber Lang has a caption about a Mr. Danbury being charged with manslaughter with trial to begin on Tuesday. No article on the newspaper but the heading talks about the win. See more »
The opening credits are played over a montage of Rocky's title defenses and Clubber Lang's rise to power in the ring. The closing credits are played over a painting of Rocky and Apollo fighting. See more »
He made one more remake of Rocky and he nailed it again :)
After Rocky II, which is almost remake of original Rocky, Rocky III is pouring sand in the desert. If someone told me what is it about I would be like - Really, Sylvester, how long do you think you can take people's money by simply rearranging same movie in slightly different arrangements ?! The answer is - Obviously longer than common sense allows. Movie was blockbuster, it launched song "Eye of the Tiger" in unbelievable heights and it achieved crazy success in every way. However crazy it may sound, rearranging of Rocky story works and it works well. Story is good, acting and directing too, soundtracks kicks ass and movie keeps attention from the first till the very last moment and it really leaves strong impression. I'm a little bit ashamed to like it, but I really do, very much.
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