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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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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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It's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward 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:

£3,639,339 (UK) (19 January 2007)

Gross:

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

Composer Bill Conti only wrote one original piece of music for the film; Marie's theme. See more »

Goofs

In the montage for Mason before the fight, you can see "Tarver" on his trunks in at least one of the clips. Antonio Tarver is the name of the boxer who played Mason. 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 »


Soundtracks

Una Furtiva Lagrima
from "L'Elisir D'Amore"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini
Performed by Peter Dvorský, tenor
The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Roberto Paternostro
Courtesy of Laserlight
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A fitting and heartwarming conclusion
1 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sylvester Stallone completes his Rocky Epic with a stirring conclusion. I saw a special sneak preview in Detroit at a Kronk Boxing Gym benefit. Although the first 45 minutes kind of dragged, and at times the dialog made me cringe, its at least as worthy of Rocky II or the original Rocky. A lot of flashbacks, but it definitely wraps up the series a lot better than Rocky V did. It won't win best picture, or any great acting awards, but the cinematography was better than I've seen in a lot of the previous 5. As far as the big question in the blogs, does Rocky die in this one, you'll have to wait till Christmas and see for yourself. The music was great, the final scenes were great, and Paulie was great! It was also interesting to reintroduce the characters of Little Marie and Spider Rico from the first movie.


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