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Rocky Balboa (2006)

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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
Angelyna Martinez ... Angie (as Angela Boyd)
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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:

It's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward See more »

Genres:

Action | 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:

$155,929,020
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The championship belts used in the movie were actually those of Antonio Tarver, who played Mason 'The Line' Dixon. If you look closely in the scene where Steps is looking over Rocky's memorabilia, you'll see on the WBC Championship Belt photos of 'Joe Louis', Muhammad Ali, and two of its owner - Antonio Tarver. See more »

Goofs

While Rocky goes out to the alley to talk with Paulie, his polo collar is folded up against the jacket. When he re-enters the restaurant, his collar is back down, even before he adjusts the coat. 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

Featured in Reality in the Ring: Filming Rocky's Final Fight (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Fight
Written by Paul Beauregard and Juicy J
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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28 February 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

If you are a film buff you know for example that Bogey did a number of films especially late in his career which, while not exactly Maltese Falcon, were nonetheless solid and entertaining.

So that is the key to this film. Understand that Stallone, who I think will be idolized by viewers of the future, does not know the meaning of the word quit. The oddsmakers said Rocky would stop at the second. When the 4th came out and was rock-solid (!) Hollywood was stunned.

Rocky 5 was a bit of a lemon but again Stallone never quits.

If you have seen all the Rocky films and they are still fresh in your mind, then his film will be a treat.

If you on the other hand are not a fan, or just arrived from another planet, then what you have is a well-told and well-acted drama that builds into a pretty good boxing film.

Either way you win.


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