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Rocky III (1982) - Plot Summary Poster

(1982)

Plot Summary

  • 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.

  • 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 Todd Baldridge
  • After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

    - Written by Naz Al-Nassar

Synopsis

'Rocky III' begins with the ending of the 15th round of the rematch between Rocky and Apollo Creed in Rocky II...

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