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.
While the dramatic portions of the movie are shot in an obviously cinematic style, the bout between Balboa and Dixon is shot in several different ways. The lead-in to the bout, as well as the first two rounds, are shot in a style similar to a major pay-per-view broadcast. Clips from fights in previous Rocky movies are used during the introductory teaser to introduce Balboa, while stock footage from actual Tarver fights, as well as footage from Dixon's previous fight (shown at the beginning of the film) are used as clips for Dixon's part of the teaser. The fight itself was shot in high definition to further enhance the television-style look of the fight.
Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
At the press conference Paulie's last name is shown as Panina. Paulie's last name is Pennino not Panina.
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) (24 December 2006)
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