Rocky Balboa

December 20th, 2006


Rocky Balboa

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Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement to step into the ring for the last time and face the heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.3/10 (83,147 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia

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.

Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Sylvester Stallone

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 - Himself
Mike Tyson - Himself
Henry G. Sanders - Martin
Pedro Lovell - Spider Rico
Ana Gerena - Isabel
Angela Boyd - Angie

Taglines: Never give up. And never stop believing.


Official Website: MGM [United States] |

Release Date: 20 December 2006

Filming Locations: 1818 East Tusculum Street, Kensington, North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $17,003,904 (USA) (24 December 2006)

Gross: $128,926,766 (Worldwide) (14 February 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Antonio Tarver (the real light heavyweight champion at the time of production) trained for 5 weeks prior to the film and had to put on 25 pounds.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: During the scene when Steps is looking over Rocky's collection of championships and photos, it has title belts on the wall that Rocky never actually won in his career. However, 16 years have passed between Rocky V and this film (in which we don't see the events), and it is entirely possible that, in the time between films, Rocky managed additional fighters and THEY won the awards in question.

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HBO Commentator: Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.

User Review

Best one since the original

Rating: 10/10

Had the opportunity last night to see the World Premier of Rocky Balboa two months before it will be released. A great movie. I was impressed with it, in fact the storyline is something we will all appreciate. I am looking all over the internet right now to see if I can find the two speeches Rocky gives in the movie, that gave me chills. One was to the commission, when he tries to get his boxing license, and the other to his son. The acting is great, the storyline as stated before is great, the cast is well put together as well. This is Stallone's best acting ever. The only downfall, I thought was the soundtrack, as Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) entrance music to the fight is great, and of course the theme to Rocky is great, but other than that the soundtrack was not good at all. However as we all know we cannot judge a movie by its soundtrack. This is a must see!


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