Rocky III

Rocky III

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Director: Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Mr. T, Talia Shire

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Mr. T, Talia Shire

     
 

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Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him famous in this wildly successful sequel. Rocky III starts with the Italian Stallion so famous that his likeness is everywhere, including pinball machines. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to young thug Clubber Lang (Mr. T

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Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him famous in this wildly successful sequel. Rocky III starts with the Italian Stallion so famous that his likeness is everywhere, including pinball machines. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to young thug Clubber Lang (Mr. T), who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's beloved trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), before their first championship bout. After sinking into a depression, Balboa must regain the love and support of his family, as well as the elusive "eye of the tiger," the hungry need to beat the opponent which former foe Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) teaches him during this film's de rigueur training sequence. In the end, Balboa faces off against Lang for a second time. "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song Stallone commissioned from the band Survivor, became a huge hit single. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Rocky has changed. Not just the character, but also the series. The difference can be found in the theme songs. "Gonna Fly Now" (arguably the most famous piece of movie music not written by John Williams or Bernard Herrmann) was a stirring piece of music that communicated the early Rocky's desire to be the best that he could be. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor is about the need to be the toughest, the meanest, and the best. Stallone was not interested in making the best film he could, he wanted to be the heavyweight champion of Hollywood. There is a warmth and humor in the first half-hour of Rocky III. At this point in the series, these characters are like favorite shoes, and the audience slips into them with comfort and gratitude. The sequence where Rocky "fights" professional wrestler Thunderlips (Hulk Hogan) has more laughs in it than Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot and Rhinestone combined. Stallone proves in this film that he can force the public to cheer for him, ratcheting up the emotional level of the film to near operatic levels. This film works, but it works like storm troopers marching through your emotional village, forcing you to care about Rocky even if you are unable to see many of the traits that made him appealing in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
UPC:
0883904242253
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
34,688

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa
Carl Weathers Apollo Creed
T Clubber Lang
Talia Shire Adrian
Burt Young Paulie
Burgess Meredith Mickey
Ian Fried Rocky, Jr.
Hulk Hogan Thunderlips
Al Silvani Al
Wally Taylor Clubber's manager
Tony Burton Duke
Bill Baldwin Actor
Leif Erickson Actor
Ray Gideon Actor
Bill Medley Actor
Leslie Morris Actor
Leroy Neiman Actor
Russell Forte Actor
Jeff Bannister Actor
Jim Hill Sportscaster
Don Sherman Andy
Dennis James Wrestling Commentator
Jim Healy Wrestling Commentator
Ray Gedeon Wrestling Referee
Stu Nahan Title Rematch Commentator
Jimmy Lennon Title Announcer
Marty Denkin Title Referee
Lou Filippo Rematch Referee
Jeff Temkin Rematch Ring Announcer
Mario Machado Interviewer
Frank Stallone Opponent/Singer
Big Yank Sparring Partner
Eddie Smith Clubber's Cornerman
Don Charles McGovern Stunt Double
Chino "Fats" Williams Derelict
Bob Minor Challenger
Julius Le Flore Challenger
Tony Brubaker Challenger
Rex Pierson Challenger
Carey Lindley Challenger
Jophery Brown Challenger
David Cadiente Opponent
J.D. Smith Opponent
Melvin Jones Opponent
David R. Ellis Opponent
George O'Mara Opponent
Clarke Coleman Police
Hank Hooker Police
Mickey Gilbert Police
Fred M. Waugh Police
James M. Halty Police
Chuck Tamburro Challenger
Gilbert B. Combs Challenger
Alex Brown Opponent

Technical Credits
Sylvester Stallone Director,Screenwriter
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
James D. Brubaker Associate Producer,Production Manager
Bill Butler Cinematographer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Robert Chartoff Producer
Arthur Chobanian Producer
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
James Connell Camera Operator
Bill Conti Score Composer
Ron Foreman Art Director
Joe Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Herb Nanas Executive Producer
Jim Peterik Songwriter
Frankie Sullivan Songwriter
Mark Warner Editor
Michael Westmore Makeup
Irwin Winkler Producer
Don Zimmerman Editor

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Rocky III 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg This is tha best Rocky ever!!!!! Mr. T hits Rocky so hard and there are great sound effects. Apllo and him become friends and its juss becomes a great flim you will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago