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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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30 years ago, "Rocky" became the Academy-award winning movie of 1976. Now, Rocky's back in the 21st Century. 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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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

Sylvester Stallone originally wanted to finish up Rambo (2008) before he could finish up Rocky Balboa (2006). However, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) gave him the green-light and Stallone had to put Rambo on hold. See more »

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When rocky is training at the end and is punching the air with his fists,you can hear someone say 'Go Rambo'. 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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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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An incredible film....
6 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just attended an advance screening of Rocky Balboa. This film is a truly beautiful character piece that deserves tremendous praise. For those of you who have written off Sylvester Stallone as an actor - you are in for a re-awakening of his talent. The writing is phenomenal as is the truly inspirational feeling you will get watching this - much like the first Rocky movie. Stallone wore three hats during the filming as screenwriter, director and star. Burt Young makes a terrific return as Paulie. Another highlight is Geraldine Hughes as Marie. Personally, I couldn't have hoped for a better conclusion to this legacy Sylvester Stallone has left for American culture known as "Rocky Balboa."


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