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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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It ain't over 'til it's over. 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  »

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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

"Take You Back", the song which opens the film, was first performed by Frank Stallone on a street corner in the original Rocky. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky Fights Dixon it shows his record as 57-23-1. He was 44-20 going into his first match with Apollo. He lost to Apollo, then beat him, then had 10 title defense victories. His record at that point was 55-21. After splitting with Clubber Lang he was 56-22. One more fight against Drago makes 57-22. The draw could have been the fight with Thunderlips in Rocky III, but where did the additional defeat come from? 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 »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Back to the Woods (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Libiamo, Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
from "La Traviata"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
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A Movie for all Ages
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was worth waiting for! It is full of life lessons - all worthwhile for people of all ages. This movie touches your every sense. It made me feel as good as I did after watching the 1st Rocky years ago

  • hopeful, grateful - it made me believe in myself & others!




Kudos to Sylvester Stallone for fighting like a Lion to get this film made the way he wanted. He fought hard to make sure the last chapter on Rocky, his Rocky, was presented the way he wanted! Rocky is a real live man..not an inaccurate Hollywood plastic ... but a character we all can relate to.

This movie was written and presented the way Mr. Stallone wanted ... thank God!! Its a movie to see with your kids ... your dad....your mom .... those you love...its the kind of movie this country needs more of.

Thank you Mr. Stallone


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