Rocky III (1982) Poster

(1982)

Burgess Meredith: Mickey Goldmill

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  • Rocky Balboa : What are you doing? I wanna fight this guy.

    Mickey : Well, you got him. But you'll fight him without me.

    Rocky Balboa : What are you saying?

    Mickey : It's finished. Yes, I'm finished. I don't want no more of this. I don't want no more of it! You understand? None of it! It's over with!

    [Mickey walks away from the crowd in frustration] 

    Clubber Lang : [Calling to Adrian; Smooth talks]  Hey, Woman. Hey, Woman! Listen here. Since your old man ain't got no heart, maybe you like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreamin' you had a real man, don't ya? I'll tell you what. Bring your pretty little self over to my apartment tonight, and I'll show you a real man.

    Rocky Balboa : [loses his temper completely; Screaming]  You want it, you got it! YOU GOT IT!

    [Both Rocky and Clubber taunt and yells; crowd clamors] 

    Rocky Balboa : [Screaming continues]  I'll see you in the ring! You got it!

  • Rocky Balboa : I said why you doin' this?

    Mickey : Because you can't win, Rock! This guy will kill you to death inside of three rounds!

    Rocky Balboa : You're crazy.

    Mickey : What else is new?

    Rocky Balboa : He's just another fighter.

    Mickey : No, he ain't just another fighter! This guy is a wrecking machine! And he's hungry! Hell, you ain't been hungry since you won that belt.

    Rocky Balboa : What are you talkin' about? I had ten title defenses.

    Mickey : That was easy.

    Rocky Balboa : What you mean, "easy"?

    Mickey : They was hand-picked!

    Rocky Balboa : Setups?

    Mickey : Nah, they wasn't setups. They was good fighters, but they wasn't killers like this guy. He'll knock you to tomorrow, Rock!

  • [Crowd yelling/disapproves Rocky's choice to retire; Clubber appears in the crowd] 

    Clubber Lang : Getting out while you can? Don't give this sucker no statue. Give him guts! I told you I wasn't going away. You got your shot, now give me mine.

    Mickey : [Telling Clubber to go away]  Why don't you get the hell out of there?

    Clubber Lang : Shut up, Old Man! I ain't goin' nowhere. Why don't you all these nice folks why you been duckin' me? Politics, man. This country want to keep me down. Keep everybody weak. They don't want me to have the title because I'm not a puppet like that fool up there.

    Rocky Balboa : You know, you got a big mouth, you know?

    Clubber Lang : Well, why don't you come down here and close it, Balboa? Come on. Come on.

    Rocky Balboa : [turning cross]  Anytime.

    Mickey : This guy's crazy. Don't listen to him.

    Clubber Lang : The little man don't wanna come to me. Then I'll come to you people to lay out the truth. I am ranked Number One. ONE! That means I'm the best! But this bum been taking the easy matches, fighting other bums. I'm telling you and everybody here, I'm fight him anywhere, anytime, for nothing.

    [crowd shouting] 

    Clubber Lang : But you people ain't never gonna see that happen because he's gonna retire. You see, he don't fight no real man. He fights those setups.

    Rocky Balboa : What?

    Mickey : [yells]  You're a disgrace to this sport!

    Clubber Lang : [Screams]  Shut up, Old Man! You don't know what I had to come from! Balboa, your family doin' real nice, ain't it, and you call yourself a fighter? Prove it now. Give me that same chance. The way you been duckin' is a disgrace. If he ain't no coward, why don't he fight me then?

    Rocky Balboa : I can't listen to any more of this. Anytime you want...

    Mickey : [extremely angry; Screams]  I don't care what you're ranked! You don't get no shot AND I MEAN THAT!

  • Paulie : [Thunderlips is walking to the ring]  Why are they carrying him?

    Mickey : He's walking.

  • Rocky Balboa : Why'd you leave? Why'd you walk away like that?

    Mickey : Life's too short, kid.

    Rocky Balboa : Where you goin?

    Mickey : I'm goin on a permanent vacation.

    Rocky Balboa : What are you talkin about? We got one more fight.

    Mickey : No, no, not me, you.

    Rocky Balboa : Why you doin this?

    [Mickey doesn't answer] 

    Rocky Balboa : I said why you doin this?

    Mickey : Because you can't win, Rock! This guy'll kill you to death inside of three rounds!

    Rocky Balboa : You're crazy!

    Mickey : What else is new?

    Rocky Balboa : He's just another fighter!

    Mickey : No he ain't just another fighter. This guy is a wrecking machine and he's hungry! Hell, you ain't been hungry since you won that belt!

    Rocky Balboa : Aw, what are you talking about I've had 10 title defenses?

    Mickey : That was easy!

    Rocky Balboa : What do you mean easy?

    Mickey : They was hand picked!

    Rocky Balboa : Set ups?

    Mickey : Nah they wasn't set ups! They was good fighters but they wasn't killers like this guy. He'll knock you to tomorrow, Rock!

    Rocky Balboa : Jeez, Mick. Why'd you do it?

    Mickey : Because the beating that you got from Apollo should've killed you, kid. It didn't. It was my job to keep you winning and to keep you healthy.

    Rocky Balboa : You really don't think I got nothing left do you?

    Mickey : Well, Rock, let's put it this way. Now, three years ago you was supernatural. You was hard and you was nasty and you had this cast-iron jaw but then the worst thing happened to you, that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized. But don't worry kid. You know, presidents retire, horses retire, Man-o-war retired. They put him out to stud. That's what you should've done, retired.

    Rocky Balboa : I can't retire knowing all this, Mick.

  • [Thunderlips makes his entrance into the arena] 

    Mickey : Let's get out of here.

    Rocky Balboa : Aw, c'mon Mick, it's for charity.

    Mickey : You're wearing your anatomy out for charity. Nobody else does this much for charity.

    Rocky Balboa : Bob Hope would.

    Mickey : [pause, nods]  That's true.

  • Rocky Balboa : [Preparing to fight Thunderlips]  Hey Mick what do you think this guy eats?

    Mickey : About 202 pounds.

    Wrestling referee : [Introducing Rocky]  ... Weighing in at 202 pounds...

    [Rocky gives Mickey a look, and Mickey grins in response] 

  • Female fan : Excuse me. Could I get a kiss?

    Rocky Balboa : Yeah, sure.

    [the fan kisses him, but Mickey pushes her back] 

    Mickey : Get outta here! Will ya? This is like fighting in a zoo. This is a zoo, you know? Is that the way you train for Clubber? He ain't gonna kiss ya! He gonna kill ya! Ya know that?

  • Rocky Balboa : Why are you doing this?

    Mickey : Because you can't win Rock. This guy will kill you to death in three rounds.

  • Mickey : [to Rocky after watching all the pageantry at the gym]  This is a house of ill repute!

  • Mickey : [Mickey is not pleased with Rocky's exhibition match with Thunderlips]  What the Hell goes on inside your head? Anything normal functions?

    Rocky Balboa : Yeah, a few, a few.

    Mickey : I don't think so! Because to fight a guy like this, you need about 100 pounds of brain damage! I seen wrestlers that was bigger than dinosaurs! You ever fight a dinosaur, kid?

    Rocky Balboa : No, Not lately.

    Mickey : They can cause a variety of damage!

  • [a special, surprise gathering is being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; A high school band finished playing "Gonna Fly Now"; citizens applauses] 

    Mayor : Thank you. Thank you, One and all. Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream. On behalf of all the citizens of Philadelphia, and the many who have been touched by your accomplishments and your untiring participation in this city's many charity functions, it is with tremendous honor that we present this memorial which will stand always as a celebration to the indomitable spirit of Man. Philadelphia salutes its favorite son, Rocky Balboa!

    [Fans cheer and applause; unveils the bronze statue of The Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa; cheering grows louder] 

    Adrian : It's beautiful.

    Mickey : Definitely a thing of beauty.

    [Fans cheering "Rocky"] 

    Rocky Balboa : Thank you.

    [clear throat] 

    Rocky Balboa : Thank you very much. I don't know. Wh-What do ya say to something like this? About three years ago... this city... really took me inside, you know? And I want to thank you very much for that. I really do. And I've been thinking that, uh, I wasn't gonna bring this up, but I might as well now. I would never do anything to hurt this sport that has been so really good to me. And I've been talking it over with my wife... and my manager... We think that...

    [Confused] 

    Rocky Balboa : It's really hard to say this. I feel like, well... I thinking maybe it's time that I should, uh, step down maybe and... retire.

  • Mickey : [to orchestra playing the "Rocky" theme]  Shut up back there, can't you? Change your tune.

  • Mickey : The worst thing that happened to you, that can happen to any fighter: you got civilized.

  • [a special, surprise gathering is being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; A high school band finished playing "Gonna Fly Now"; citizens applauses] 

    Mayor : Thank you. Thank you, One and all. Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream. On behalf of all the citizens of Philadelphia, and the many who have been touched by your accomplishments and your untiring participation in this city's many charity functions, it is with tremendous honor that we present this memorial which will stand always as a celebration to the indomitable spirit of Man. Philadelphia salutes its favorite son, Rocky Balboa!

    [Fans cheer and applause; unveils the bronze statue of The Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa; cheering grows louder] 

    Adrian : It's beautiful.

    Mickey : Definitely a thing of beauty.

    [Fans cheering "Rocky"] 

    Rocky Balboa : Thank you.

    [clear throat] 

    Rocky Balboa : Thank you very much. I don't know. Wh-What do ya say to something like this? About three years ago... this city... really took me inside, you know? And I want to thank you very much for that. I really do. And I've been thinking that, uh, I wasn't gonna bring this up, but I might as well now. I would never do anything to hurt this sport that has been so really good to me. And I've been talking it over with my wife... and my manager... We think that...

    [Confused] 

    Rocky Balboa : It's really hard to say this. I feel like, well... I thinking maybe it's time that I should, uh, step down maybe and... retire.

  • [Thunderlips is holding Rocky in the air; calls to the audience] 

    Thunderlips : [yells]  No one can believe the superhuman strength of Thunderlips! I am the Man!

    Mickey : Stop him, will -

    [a heart attack occurs] 

    Thunderlips : You want this punching bag?

    Rocky Balboa : Adrian!

    Adrian : Rocky!

    Thunderlips : THEN YOU GOT HIM!

    Rocky Balboa : [Screaming]  CATCH ME!

    [Tunderlips tosses Rocky out of the ring into the audience] 

  • LeRoy Neiman : [announcing the wrestling match]  Now entering the ring, a man who calls himself the ultimate male, World Wrestling Champion, Thunderlips!

    Rocky Balboa : [looking at Thunderlips]  Wow, he's awful big. Hey, Mick, how much do you think he eats?

    Mickey : About 202 pounds.

    LeRoy Neiman : Weighing in at 202 pounds...

    Mickey : [Mickey smiles and looks at Rocky] 

    Paulie : Hey, Rock; you better call Bob Hope.

  • Rocky Balboa : [Mickey has revealed to Rocky the truth about his title defenses]  Geez, Mick, why'd you do it?

    Mickey : Because the beating ya got from Apollo shoulda killed ya, kid. It didn't. It was my job ta keep ya winnin', and ta keep ya healthy.

  • Mickey : [as Rocky makes the sign of the cross in his corner]  I get nervous EVERY TIME he does that!

  • Mickey : [as Rocky prepares to fight Thunderlips]  Stay away! Make faces! Move around the ring! You got him, kid!

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