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Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 20 December 2006 (USA)
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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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

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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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Box Office

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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Trivia

While the dramatic portions of the movie are shot in an obviously cinematic style, the bout between Balboa and Dixon is shot in several different ways. The lead-in to the bout, as well as the first two rounds, are shot in a style similar to a major pay-per-view broadcast. Clips from fights in previous Rocky movies are used during the introductory teaser to introduce Balboa, while stock footage from actual Tarver fights, as well as footage from Dixon's previous fight (shown at the beginning of the film) are used as clips for Dixon's part of the teaser. The fight itself was shot in high definition to further enhance the television-style look of the fight. 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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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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"Rocky Balboa" does not disappoint!!
4 December 2006 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

I recently attended a pre-screening for "Rocky Balboa" in Denver. This movie was so powerful, that I went through every emotion imaginable while watching it. There are some very humorous parts in the movie, there are some sad parts of the movie. However, the message of the film is moving. This particular "Rocky" movie focuses on Rocky's life after boxing. It really develops his character in ways that the other movies have not. The trailer that is out does not do this movie justice. If you want to see a movie with a deep message and a whole lot of heart, you will not be disappointed. Don't think "Another 'Rocky' movie" and brush it off. This movie is well written, the acting is great, the characters seem like real people. Even though I have already seen it, I will be back on opening day to see it again. It is an instant classic. So keep an open mind and give this movie a chance, you will be glad that you did!


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