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Rocky Balboa (2006)

 -  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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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 greatest underdog story of our time...is back for one final round. 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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,639,339 (UK) (19 January 2007)

Gross:

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

The very last scene to be shot was Rocky's sprint up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sylvester Stallone purposely left this shot until the end because he knew it would be such an emotional experience due to the iconic nature of the scene, and he felt it was a good way for him to say goodbye to the character. As he puts it himself, "that run is the distillation of the entire Rocky experience." See more »

Goofs

At the press conference Paulie's last name is shown as Panina. Paulie's last name is Pennino not Panina. See more »

Quotes

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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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Featured in Skill vs. Will: The Making of 'Rocky Balboa' (2007) See more »

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La Donna è Mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
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a heart-felt and meaningful end to the Rocky series
15 December 2006 | by (Chicago, IL, United States) – See all my reviews

Now this is how you put to bed the greatest underdog story ever told.

Rocky Balboa deserves to be taken seriously because it really is a well-made film. Powerful acting, an uplifting message, and of course, some classic Rocky boxing fireworks make this film one my favorites of the entire year. GO SEE IT - YOU WILL NOT BE Disappointed!

(I saw an advanced screening in Chicago - Sly introduced it - He came off as a real humble, decent guy. He said he wasn't happy how Rocky V turned out. Well, he wasn't the only one. I tell you what though - He definitely made amends with this one because it may be the best, even better than the first. )


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