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.
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.
When Rocky applied for a boxing license in Rocky V, he was denied, as the doctors stated he had irreversible brain damage. In this movie, according to the licensing board, Rocky passed all of his medical exams with "flying colors." They cannot both be correct at the same time. However, Sylvester Stallone has addressed this in interviews, stating that the standards of acceptable health for boxing could have changed over time - and Rocky IS completely fit by modern standards. Additionally, he never got a second opinion and yielded to Adrian's advice to quit to protect his health.
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.
$17,003,904 (USA) (22 December 2006)
$70,269,171 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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