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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.

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Writers:

Sylvester Stallone, Sylvester Stallone (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Burt Young ... Paulie
Antonio Tarver ... Mason 'The Line' Dixon
Geraldine Hughes ... Marie
Milo Ventimiglia ... Robert Balboa Jr.
Tony Burton ... Duke
A.J. Benza ... L.C.
James Francis Kelly III ... Steps
Talia Shire ... Adrian (archive footage)
Lou DiBella ... Lou DiBella
Mike Tyson ... Mike Tyson
Henry G. Sanders ... Martin
Pedro Lovell ... Spider Rico
Ana Gerena ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never give up. And never stop believing. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Instagram | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky VI: Puncher's Chance See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,158,168, 24 December 2006

Gross USA:

$70,270,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,721,132
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Duke is talking to Rocky before the training montage, he says that Rocky will have to hit Mason so hard that it will rattle his ancestors. Later, during the final fight scene, Rocky is hit by Mason, and a commentator remarks that Rocky's ancestors must have felt that punch. 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

Edited from Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Una Furtiva Lagrima
from "L'Elisir D'Amore"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini
Performed by Peter Dvorský, tenor and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Paternostro
Courtesy of Laserlight
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

 
You can't go wrong with Rocky Balboa...
15 January 2007 | by chubbyloveSee all my reviews

I really don't know what people were thinking about giving this film such a hard time. None of the other Rocky films were horrible, why would this one suddenly be? I agree, there were some cheesy things that obviously would have to happen to justify him fighting so old. But, he did a very good job writing in certain twists to make the story make a bit more sense how it could actually happen. I went into the movie expecting scene after scene to be cheesy. I was actually surprised by the lack of cheesiness, granted it had a bit.

This was a very heartfelt film. It was definitely going back to the kind of movie the first one was, not spending too much time on the fighting part of the story. The fighting was toned down quite a bit in this one, probably so Stallone could acquire a PG rating.

The film is rightfully rated PG, and I would recommend it to any age group. Just a touching story about caring, friendship and love. An excellent way to end the Rocky series...


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