When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. With the odds stacked firmly against him, Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history, a hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the ages.Written by
Every main opponent that Rocky faces throughout the series is both taller and heavier than he is. See more »
Paulie and Rocky watch a story about the 'computer fight' at Rocky's restaurant. The show is ESPN's 'COLD PIZZA', a morning show. Yet the scene takes place at night, when the show wouldn't be on. See more »
Yet another quick knockout for Mason Dixon, almost perfunctory; the fans let him know how they feel about it.
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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. See more »
If you are a film buff you know for example that Bogey did a number of films especially late in his career which, while not exactly Maltese Falcon, were nonetheless solid and entertaining.
So that is the key to this film. Understand that Stallone, who I think will be idolized by viewers of the future, does not know the meaning of the word quit. The oddsmakers said Rocky would stop at the second. When the 4th came out and was rock-solid (!) Hollywood was stunned.
Rocky 5 was a bit of a lemon but again Stallone never quits.
If you have seen all the Rocky films and they are still fresh in your mind, then his film will be a treat.
If you on the other hand are not a fan, or just arrived from another planet, then what you have is a well-told and well-acted drama that builds into a pretty good boxing film.
Either way you win.
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