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Release Date:
28 May 1982 (USA) See more »
The legend continues...The Italian Stallion is back!! See more »
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa

Talia Shire ... Adrian

Burt Young ... Paulie

Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed

Burgess Meredith ... Mickey Goldmill

Tony Burton ... Duke

Mr. T ... Clubber Lang

Hulk Hogan ... Thunderlips
Ian Fried ... Rocky Jr.
Al Silvani ... Al
Wally Taylor ... Clubber's Manager
Jim Hill ... Sportscaster
Don Sherman ... Andy

Dennis James ... Wrestling Commentator
Jim Healy ... Wrestling Commentator
Ray Gedeon ... Wrestling Referee
Gene Crane ... Mayor
Stu Nahan ... Title Rematch Commentator

Bill Baldwin ... Title Rematch Commentator (as Bill Baldwin Sr.)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Title Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)
Marty Denkin ... Title Referee
John David Morris ... Doctor
Lou Fillipo ... Rematch Referee (as Lou Filippo)
Jeff Temkin ... Rematch Ring Announcer
Mario Machado ... Interviewer
Tony Hernandez ... Himself

Frank Stallone ... Singer / Opponent
Philmore Berger ... Rabbi (as Rabbi Philmore Berger)
Big Yank ... Sparring Partner
François André ... Clubber's Cornerman (as Francois Andre)

Eddie Smith ... Clubber's Cornerman
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Derelict
LeRoy Neiman ... Special Appearance

Bob Minor ... Challenger
Clifford Strong ... Challenger
Julius LeFlore ... Challenger (as Julius Le Flore)
Jason Felice ... Challenger

Tony Brubaker ... Challenger (as Anthony Brubaker)
Rex Pierson ... Challenger
Ray Notaro Jr. ... Challenger

Charles A. Tamburro ... Challenger (as Chuck Tamburro)
Carey Lindley ... Challenger

Jophery C. Brown ... Challenger (as Jophery Brown)

Gilbert B. Combs ... Challenger (as Gil Combs)
David Cadiente ... Opponent
Roger Braxton ... Opponent
J.D. Smith ... Opponent
Tom Lupo ... Opponent
Melvin Jones ... Opponent

Alex Brown ... Opponent (as Alex A. Brown)

David R. Ellis ... Opponent (as David Ellis)
George O'Mara ... Opponent

Clarke Coleman ... Police (as Clarke C. Coleman)
Billy Hank Hooker ... Police (as Hank Hooker)
Mickey Gilbert ... Police
Fred Waugh ... Police
James M. Halty ... Police (as Jim Halty)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rusty 'Gravestone' Bolin ... Extra (uncredited)

Sasha Czack ... Woman in Gym (uncredited)

Tom Lawrence ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Patti Negri ... Singer (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ... Photographer in ring (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Tandy ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Sylvester Stallone 
Writing credits
Sylvester Stallone (written by)

Produced by
James D. Brubaker .... associate producer
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Herb Nanas .... executive producer (as Herbert S. Nanas)
Irwin Winkler .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Warner 
Don Zimmerman 
Casting by
Rhonda Young 
Production Design by
William J. Cassidy 
Art Direction by
Ron Foreman  (as Ronald K. Foreman)
J. Dennis Washington  (as Dennis Washington)
Set Decoration by
Joe D. Mitchell  (as Joe Mitchell)
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Vivian McAteer .... hair stylist
Michael Westmore .... makeup creator
Production Management
James D. Brubaker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director (as Clifford C. Colman)
Hope R. Goodwin .... second assistant director (as Hope Goodwin)
Sharon Mann .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Tom Bartholomew .... standby painter
Bill Dietz .... property master
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator (as Cal Di Valerio)
Floyd Farrington .... assistant property master
Karen Lee Holley .... leadperson
A. Thomas Schomberg .... sculptor: Rocky statue
Fred Lucky .... storyboard illustrator (uncredited)
Daniel Maltese .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
John S. Coffey .... utility sound technician (as John Coffey)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound effects editorial staff
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recording recordist (as Walter Gest)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording engineer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording engineer
Victoria Martin .... sound effects editorial staff
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording engineer
Robert Nichols II .... sound re-recording recordist (as Bob Nichols II)
Art Ottinger .... adr editor (as Art G. Ottinger)
Christopher Ramsey .... boom operator (as Chris Ramsey)
Gary Ritchie .... sound re-recording recordist
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Chuck Wilborn)
Bill Wylie .... sound effects editorial staff (as William J. Wylie)
Steve Bartlett .... sound (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Jension .... special effects
Bret Hampton .... floor special effects (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
John Casino .... stunts
Don Charles McGovern .... stunt double: Slyvester Stallone
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
Freddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte .... stunt perfomer: photographer (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Sinclair Walter .... action actor (uncredited)
Steve Walters .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... camera operator (uncredited)
Colin J. Campbell .... chief lighting technician (as Colin Campbell)
James R. Connell .... camera operator
Howard Hagadorn .... second grip
Randy Hart .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Randy A. Hart)
George Hill .... key grip
Neil Leifer .... special photographer
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Barry Oiffer .... focus puller: panaglide
Curtis Petersen .... assistant camera
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: additional camera
James M. Sheppherd .... dolly grip (as James M. Shepperd)
Chris Strong .... rigging gaffer
Lynn Tomes .... first assistant camera
Ronald Vidor .... camera operator
Ronald Vidor .... panaglide photographer
D. Michael Wheeler .... second assistant camera (as Michael Wheeler)
Mike Chevalier .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joseph D. Steuben .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joy Todd .... casting: Philadelphia
Cash Oshman .... Big Crowds: President (uncredited)
Sheryl Roberts .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Moore .... wardrobe: men
Aida Swinson .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Bruce Cannon .... assistant editor
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor (as Gregory Gerlich)
Gib Jaffe .... first assistant editor
Robert Raring .... color timer
Maria Stinnett-Busby .... apprentice editor (as Maria Stinnett)
Edward A. Warschilka .... assistant editor (as Edward A. Warschilka Jr.)
Location Management
Dale Benson .... location manager
Michael Polaire .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Robin Garb .... music consultant
Bill Conti .... conductor (uncredited)
Bill Conti .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Peter T. Myers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
Celia Weiner .... music editor (uncredited)
James D. Young .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
Ed Wirth .... transportation co-captain (as Edward Wirth)
Other crew
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Sylvester Stallone
Frank D. Barresi .... cornerman (as Frank B. Barresi)
Christopher Collins .... nutritionist/trainer
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producers
Charlie Davidson .... production accountant (as 'Charlie' Davidson)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Robin Garb .... production assistant
Barbara Harris .... looping group
Rudy Hermosillo .... physical culture expert
Linda Horner .... production executive
JoAnn May-Pavey .... production office coordinator (as Jo Ann May-Pavey)
Ray Notaro Jr. .... boxing trainer (as Ray Notaro)
David Oliver .... title designer
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Thomas A. Renesto .... technical advisor: wrestling (as Tom Renesto)
Claudia Sills .... production assistant
Damon Sinclair .... production assistant
Kimberly Sizemore .... production assistant
Sylvester Stallone .... boxing choreographer
Lori Sussman .... assistant to producers
Jim Davidson .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
S. Howard Friedland .... set medic (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jane Oliver .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
"Rocky 3" - Japan (English title)
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99 min | 120 min (director's cut)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Alberta) (re-rating) (1999) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Mexico:A | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:18 (1982) | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) broke this movie's record for the biggest box office opening weekend ever for any film that opened in fewer than a thousand theaters.See more »
Boom mic visible: In the beginning of the film, there's an overhead shot (of Rocky and "Thunderlips" facing one another) where the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the back of Thunderlips's head.See more »
Thunderlips:To all my love slaves out there: Thunderlips is here. In the flesh, baby. The ultimate male versus... the ultimate meatball. Ha, ha, ha.See more »
Movie Connections:
Eye of the TigerSee more »


Why would Apollo Creed agree to train Rocky?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stallone,Mr. T, and boxing – what else could you want?, 9 August 2001
Author: Daniel (TERMINATOR180) from United States

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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