Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.
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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
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 »
When Rocky applied for a boxing license in Rocky V, he was denied, as the doctors stated he had irreversible brain damage. In this movie, according to the licensing board, Rocky passed all of his medical exams with "flying colors." They cannot both be correct at the same time. However, Sylvester Stallone has addressed this in interviews, stating that the standards of acceptable health for boxing could have changed over time - and Rocky IS completely fit by modern standards. Additionally, he never got a second opinion and yielded to Adrian's advice to quit to protect his health. See more »
Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
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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 »
Had the opportunity last night to see the World Premier of Rocky Balboa two months before it will be released. A great movie. I was impressed with it, in fact the storyline is something we will all appreciate. I am looking all over the internet right now to see if I can find the two speeches Rocky gives in the movie, that gave me chills. One was to the commission, when he tries to get his boxing license, and the other to his son. The acting is great, the storyline as stated before is great, the cast is well put together as well. This is Stallone's best acting ever. The only downfall, I thought was the soundtrack, as Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) entrance music to the fight is great, and of course the theme to Rocky is great, but other than that the soundtrack was not good at all. However as we all know we cannot judge a movie by its soundtrack. This is a must see!
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