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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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Adrian (archive footage)
Lou DiBella
Pedro Lovell ...
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Angela Boyd ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky VI  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Although it is not included as a deleted scene on the DVD, Sylvester Stallone has said that a scene was filmed in which Rocky sees a woman that looks like Adrian in the building where Robert Jr. works. He follows her for a while before he realizes it is not Adrian. Stallone decided to cut the scene because he felt that Rocky's loneliness had already been established enough, and that this scene was overkill. See more »


A gold chain around Marie's neck appears and disappears several times during a long exchange between herself and Rocky outside of her row house. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


Referenced in Vecinos: El amor de Magda (2007) See more »


Take You Back
Written by Frank Stallone
Performed by Frank Stallone and Valentine
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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"Rocky Balboa" does not disappoint!!
4 December 2006 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

I recently attended a pre-screening for "Rocky Balboa" in Denver. This movie was so powerful, that I went through every emotion imaginable while watching it. There are some very humorous parts in the movie, there are some sad parts of the movie. However, the message of the film is moving. This particular "Rocky" movie focuses on Rocky's life after boxing. It really develops his character in ways that the other movies have not. The trailer that is out does not do this movie justice. If you want to see a movie with a deep message and a whole lot of heart, you will not be disappointed. Don't think "Another 'Rocky' movie" and brush it off. This movie is well written, the acting is great, the characters seem like real people. Even though I have already seen it, I will be back on opening day to see it again. It is an instant classic. So keep an open mind and give this movie a chance, you will be glad that you did!

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