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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

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Taglines:

30 years ago, "Rocky" became the Academy-award winning movie of 1976. Now, Rocky's back in the 21st Century. 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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone said that he decided to make this movie, because he was so unhappy with the ending of Rocky V (1990). He actually wanted to make this film back in 1999, but it would not get green-lit until six years later. See more »

Goofs

At the conclusion, in the first round of the main event, the announcer states Rocky lands 9 of 13 punches, but he clearly throws more, roughly 30 punches thrown and he lands roughly 25. 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 »

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Soundtracks

E Lucevan le Stelle
from "Tosca"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Performed by Giorgio Casellato Lamberti, tenor
The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (as The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Alexander Rahbari
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A fitting and heartwarming conclusion
1 December 2006 | by GodfatherCWSee all my reviews

Sylvester Stallone completes his Rocky Epic with a stirring conclusion. I saw a special sneak preview in Detroit at a Kronk Boxing Gym benefit. Although the first 45 minutes kind of dragged, and at times the dialog made me cringe, its at least as worthy of Rocky II or the original Rocky. A lot of flashbacks, but it definitely wraps up the series a lot better than Rocky V did. It won't win best picture, or any great acting awards, but the cinematography was better than I've seen in a lot of the previous 5. As far as the big question in the blogs, does Rocky die in this one, you'll have to wait till Christmas and see for yourself. The music was great, the final scenes were great, and Paulie was great! It was also interesting to reintroduce the characters of Little Marie and Spider Rico from the first movie.


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