Rocky III

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United Artists Released 1982

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Director:
Sylvester Stallone
Released:
1982
Rating:
PG

Rocky III finds heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa at the top of the heap. No longer an underdog, Rocky is a superstar who even has a statue in front of the art museum in his hometown of Philadelphia. Rich and complacent, Rocky is challenged by the young, hungry and aggressive Clubber Lang. Lang enrages Rocky by criticizing his opponents and denigrating his wife Adrian. Just before their big fight at the Philadelphia Spectrum, Lang shoves Rocky's longtime trainer Mickey causing him to have a heart attack. After the loss of the fight and Mickey's death, Rocky rededicates himself to defeating Lang with the aid of an unlikely former nemesis in Apollo Creed.

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      • Production Budget - $17,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $125,049,125 (4th)
        Worldwide Gross - $270,000,000 (2nd)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $347,075,122
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $749,387,755

      • Production Companies:
        MGM / UA (US distributor)

      • Filming locations include:
        Biltmore Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
        Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York
        Garden Arena, MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
        Las Vegas, Nevada
        Los Angeles, California
        New York City, New York
        Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York
        Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, California

      • Taglines:
        1. The greatest challenge.
        2. The Excitement... The Power... The Man...
        3. The legend continues...The Italian Stallion is back!!
        4. A Fighter. A Lover. A Legend. The Greatest Challenge.
        5. His life is happy, his fights have seemed easy. Now a young upstart is going to make him prove just how far he can still go...

      • Music:
        Eye of the Tiger
        Composed and Produced by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
        Performed by Survivor
        Pushin'
        Music by Bill Conti
        Lyrics by Frank Stallone
        Performed by Frank Stallone
        Take You Back
        Written and Performed by Frank Stallone

      • Academy Awards Nominations:
        1. Original Song - "Eye of the Tiger"

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