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Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  20 December 2006 (USA)
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Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

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Storyline

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. With the odds stacked firmly against him, Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history, a hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the ages. Written by Shawn Ashley

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The final bell is about to ring. This Christmas. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for boxing violence and some language | See all certifications »

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20 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Rocky VI  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,003,904 (USA) (22 December 2006)

Gross:

$70,269,171 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

The film was shot in 38 days. The very first thing to be shot was the fight between Dixon and Rocky. This was done because Sylvester Stallone's training (which had been going on for six months) had to stop once the film went into production and he began to concentrate on directing. If the fight had been left until the end of the schedule, Stallone would not have been in as good shape as he was at the start. See more »

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When you compare the opening scene in the cemetery and the closing scene in the cemetery Adrian's tombstone has moved to a different location. See more »

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HBO Commentator: Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
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Crazy Credits

The first set of end credits features fans of all ages running up the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The second set of credits features a shot of Rocky standing alone at the top of the steps. See more »

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Edited from Rocky II (1979) See more »

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Boy Looka Here
Written by Polow Da Don, Marece Richards and Niqua Jones
Performed by Rich Boy
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An incredible film....
6 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just attended an advance screening of Rocky Balboa. This film is a truly beautiful character piece that deserves tremendous praise. For those of you who have written off Sylvester Stallone as an actor - you are in for a re-awakening of his talent. The writing is phenomenal as is the truly inspirational feeling you will get watching this - much like the first Rocky movie. Stallone wore three hats during the filming as screenwriter, director and star. Burt Young makes a terrific return as Paulie. Another highlight is Geraldine Hughes as Marie. Personally, I couldn't have hoped for a better conclusion to this legacy Sylvester Stallone has left for American culture known as "Rocky Balboa."


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