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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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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 greatest underdog story of our time...is back for one final round. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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

In the fight between Dixon and Balboa, one of the commentators says, "Balboa was hit so hard his ancestors must have felt it" This is possibly a reference to the real fight between Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) and Henry Cooper in 1963. In an interview with Ali after the fight, in which he was knocked down, Ali explained, "He (Cooper) hit me so hard, my ancestors in Africa felt it." See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Episode #9.2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Fight
Written by Paul Beauregard and Jordan Houston
Produced by DJ Paul & Juicy J
Performed by Three 6 Mafia
Three 6 Mafia appears courtesy of Hypnotize Minds Productions / Sony Urban Music / Columbia Records
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Fantastic finale to the Rocky saga
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see a screening of this movie. Having been thoroughly disappointed with Rocky five, I didn't have high hopes for this movie. I am very happy to say this movie brings the Rocky series to the rightful close that the fifth left so empty. This movie isn't so much about the boxing itself, but getting back to the roots of the Rocky story...that determination and courage with the love and help of others makes Rocky a winner no matter what.

This movie is rated PG, and parents will be happy to see that the graphic nature of boxing has been toned down quite a bit in this movie compared to others in the series. If you're looking for a touching family movie with a powerful message, Rocky Balboa is definitely a movie to see. I think adults and children over the age of 10 will throughly enjoy this movie.


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