• Rocky III (2009)

Rocky III

Release Date: April 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Having become the world heavyweight champion, former working-class boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is rich and famous beyond his wildest dreams, which has made him lazy and overconfident. In a double whammy, he loses his trainer and father figure Mickey (Burgess Meredith) and then has his title stolen by the arrogant, menacing challenger Clubber Lang (Mr. T). Turning to his former adversary, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), for help, Rocky struggles to get his old fire back.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Mr. T , Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Ian Fried, Hulk Hogan

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, Temptation, Fall, 1980s, Wife, Cool, New York City, Friend, Rousing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Rocky III, unlike its twin predecessors, is a charmlessly manipulative movie. The magic is kaput. [28 May 1982]

  • 75
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    Rocky III looks good -- a lean film with a bit of muscle. Stallone makes it eminently watchable. And that's probably more than we should have expected. [28 May 1982, p.C1]

  • 70
    Time Out London

    As audience movie-making in its purest form, the film is a delight, but it's also so obviously based on Stallone's own personal struggle with success that the mind boggles as to what Rocky can possibly do next. show more

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Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Original Song
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)