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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rocky Balboa
... Paulie
... Mason 'The Line' Dixon
... Marie
... Robert Balboa Jr.
... Duke
A.J. Benza ... L.C.
... Steps
... Adrian (archive footage)
... Lou DiBella
... Mike Tyson
... Martin
... Spider Rico
... Isabel
Angela Boyd ... Angie
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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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The final bell is about to ring. This Christmas. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky VI  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,003,904, 24 December 2006

Gross USA:

$70,270,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,721,132
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 38 days. The very first thing to be shot was the fight between Dixon and Rocky. This was done because Sylvester Stallone's training (which had been going on for six months) had to stop once the film went into production and he began to concentrate on directing. If the fight had been left until the end of the schedule, Stallone would not have been in as good shape as he was at the start. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky, Jr.'s boss meets Rocky, his mouth doesn't match what he's saying in one shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 Creed (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

La Donna è Mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
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"Rocky Balboa" does not disappoint!!
4 December 2006 | by 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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