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

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Also Known As:

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 explains in Skill vs. Will: The Making of 'Rocky Balboa' (2007) that Milo Ventimiglia landed the role of Robert Jr. in part because of the similarities between their mouths; if you look closely, you can see that Ventimiglia's mouth hooks down in much the same way as Stallone's does. See more »

Goofs

At the end of round two, when the bell rings, Rocky's trainer Duke jumps through the ropes and falls into the ring. The towel on his shoulder hangs on the ropes. The next scene showing Rocky in his corner has Duke going through the ropes again with the towel still on his shoulder. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.8 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh Baby Baby
Written by Warren Moore and Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson Jr.)
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Best one since the original
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Had the opportunity last night to see the World Premier of Rocky Balboa two months before it will be released. A great movie. I was impressed with it, in fact the storyline is something we will all appreciate. I am looking all over the internet right now to see if I can find the two speeches Rocky gives in the movie, that gave me chills. One was to the commission, when he tries to get his boxing license, and the other to his son. The acting is great, the storyline as stated before is great, the cast is well put together as well. This is Stallone's best acting ever. The only downfall, I thought was the soundtrack, as Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) entrance music to the fight is great, and of course the theme to Rocky is great, but other than that the soundtrack was not good at all. However as we all know we cannot judge a movie by its soundtrack. This is a must see!


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