PG | | Drama, Sport
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.
5 December 2006 | Graham Watson
7 | "Maybe not a knockout - - - - - - - but on points, - - - I'd give it the thumbs up!"
I've been able to see this before it's release date so I'll avoid giving too much away in this review. To ...
A new song, "Still Here" by Natasha Bedingfield (written by Diane Warren) was to be featured prominently in the film but was dropped. The song is still listed in the closing credits. The song appears on the UK version of the album "Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky".
Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
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.
$17,003,904 (USA) (22 December 2006)
$70,269,171 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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