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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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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 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:

It ain't over 'til it's over. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$17,003,904, 24 December 2006

Gross USA:

$70,270,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,721,132
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Until Creed (2015), Sylvester Stallone insisted that this would be the last Rocky film. See more »

Goofs

After the pre-fight prayer with Spider Rico, Rocky calls Spider Rico 'Pedro'. Spider Rico is played by Pedro Lovell. "Spider" is clearly a nickname, so it is possible the character's name is Pedro "Spider" Rico. As Tony Burton plays a character named Tony "Duke" Evers, and many other actors in the Rocky movies use their given names as their character names, this is not outside the realm of possibility. See more »

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[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

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You Wake Up the Heart in Me
Written by Frank Stallone and Thomas Marolda
Performed by Frank Stallone
Courtesy of Simba Records and Songgram Productions
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The Last Thing to Age in Somebody Is Their Heart
23 April 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Philadelphia, the retired former champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) misses his beloved deceased wife Adrian; tries to get closer to his son Robert (Milo Ventimiglia) and has a routine life helping people, running his restaurant telling his past glories to clients and taking pictures with his fans. When the television shows a virtual fight between Rocky and the unappreciated undefeated heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) wined by Rocky, he feels the need to return to the ring to practice boxing in little fights as a sport. However, Mason's managers see the chance to promote their non-charismatic champion in a fight in Las Vagas in a charity event and invite Rocky for "the fight of the century". And fighters fight…

I was reluctant to see "Rocky Balboa", but fortunately the high IMDb Rating convinced me to see this great movie, if not the best of the "Rocky" franchise. The plot is very well constructed, but the most important are the messages in the lines of the simple Rocky. His speech to his son is amazing and his attitudes are great examples to be followed. I have recently seen the last "Rambo" and together with "Rocky Balboa" I dare to write that Sylvester Stallone proves that "the last thing to age in some body is their heart". Congratulations to him! My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Rocky Balboa"


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