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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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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's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward 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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20 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Rocky VI  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$70,269,171 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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All of the arena material was filmed in HD to match the HBO PPV look; the rest of the film was shot on standard 35mm. See more »

Goofs

Right before the main event, the channel that is presenting the fight between Balboa and Dixon throws up some stats for the two fighters on the screen. The headshot they use for Rocky is taken from the upcoming fight that Rocky has not yet fought in. 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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Edited from Rocky II (1979) 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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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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