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
Before the start of the second bout between Rocky and Clubber Lang, Rocky's weight is given as 191 pounds. This would have meant Rocky would be classified as a cruiser-weight, rather than a heavyweight. This would not preclude him from challenging for the heavyweight title however. The original limit was 190 pounds; raised to 200 pounds in 2003. That makes him a heavyweight. See more »
The newspaper shown just after the "Rocky vs. Thunderlips" match shows a date of "Wednesday, May 15, 1982". May 15 fell on a Saturday in 1982. See more »
Nobody owes nobody nothin'. You owe yourself.
You're wrong! Friends owe!
Friends don't owe! They do because the wanna do.
Shut your freakin' mouth. You been keepin' me down!
Down? You know, you're like a crazy brother to me, Paulie, you really are. So I'm gonna tell ya something and I want you to listen because I really mean this. You ain't down. And you ain't even a loser. You're just a jealous, lazy bum.
Alright, I'm gonna break your freakin' mouth up! I'm gonna break your freakin' mouth up!
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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 »
Stallone,Mr. T, and boxing what else could you want?
This is a great 3rd Installment, Mr. T makes a great bad guy, and Stallone gets to show off his muscles a 3rd time. Some people choose not to appreciate the DVD collection, because the first is the only one remixed into 5.1 sound, but it offers you WideScreen, and 5 of the best movies to hit the screen. Francis Ford Coppola's sister, Talia Shire returns in the role she has in all 5, and Carl Weathers, Apollo, is back. The good thing about the Rocky films is none of them are "copies" of the other, each one has it's own qualities, nothing is "rehashed".
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