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.
According to Stallone, Carl Weathers does not appear in the film because Weathers wanted a role in the film, even though his character Apollo Creed had died in Rocky IV (1985); Stallone refused, so Weathers refused to grant Stallone permission to use archive footage of him. The brief clip of the fight between Rocky and Apollo was recreated using a body double.
Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
While Rocky goes out to the alley to talk with Paulie, his polo collar is folded up against the jacket. When he re-enters the restaurant, his collar is back down, even before he adjusts the coat.
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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