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Rocky Balboa is a 2006 American sports drama film written and directed by, and also starring, Sylvester Stallone. It is the sequel to Rocky V (1990) and is the sixth installment in the Rocky franchise. It also stars Burt Young and Antonio Tarver. In the film, Rocky Balboa (Stallone), now an aging small restaurant owner, is challenged to an exhibition fight by hothead boxer Mason Dixon (Tarver). Rocky Balboa was Antonio Tarver s first film only, and Stallone s first film as director since Rocky IV (1985).
Development for a sixth Rocky film began after Stallone expressed regret of the outcome of Rocky V, which was viewed as a disappointing conclusion to the end of the franchise. Rocky Balboa includes references to characters and objects from previous installments, and Stallone was inspired by recent personal struggles and triumphs when writing the film. Principal photography began in December 2005 and lasted until January 2006, with filming locations including Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. In contrast to previous entries in the franchise, the fight choreography in Rocky Balboa was less scripted, featuring real punches thrown by Stallone and Tarver. The film marks the final appearance of Young in the franchise.
Rocky Balboa was theatrically released by MGM Distribution Co. and Sony Pictures Releasing in the United States on December 20, 2006, thirty years after the release of the first film. Rocky Balboa received generally positive reviews, with praise for its screenplay, Stallone s performance, and heartfelt exploration of Balboa s character, with many critics labelling the film one of the best entries in the franchise. It grossed over $156 million worldwide, subverting expectations to rebound from the box office performance of its predecessor. A sequel and spin-off, Creed, was released in 2015.
In 2006, Rocky Balboa, now in his 60s and retired from boxing, lives a quiet life as a widower, his wife Adrian having died from cancer four years prior. He now runs a small but successful Italian restaurant named after her, where he regales patrons with tales from his past. He also battles personal demons involving his grief over Adrian s death and his eroding relationship with his son Robert, now a struggling corporate employee. Paulie, Rocky s best friend and brother-in-law, continues to support him whenever he can, but is guilt-ridden over his past poor treatment toward his late sister and accuses Rocky of living in the past.
Late one night, Rocky meets a woman named Marie, who was once a troublesome young girl Rocky had escorted home 30 years ago. Marie now is a single parent of a teenage son named Stephenson and nicknamed Steps , born out of wedlock. Rocky s friendship with Marie quickly blossoms over the following weeks and he meets and bonds with Steps, providing him with a much-needed buffer for his anguish.
Meanwhile, on the professional boxing circuit, Mason The Line Dixon reigns as the undefeated yet unpopular heavyweight world champion, often ridiculed for having never fought a true contender. This leads to tension with the public and his promoters, and encourages him to return to his roots: the small gym he first trained in and his old trainer who sagely tells him that, inevitably, he will earn back his respect through a true opponent that will test him. ESPN later broadcasts a computer simulation of a fight between Rocky (in his prime) and Mason—likened to a modern-day version of The Super Fight—that ends in a disputed KO victory for Balboa, further riling the champ. In contrast, the simulation inspires Rocky to take up boxing again, an intention that goes public when he successfully renews his boxing license. Dixon s promoters pitch the idea of holding a charity exhibition bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to bolster Dixon s floundering popularity.
With some hesitation, both men agree to the match, creating a media buzz that stabs at Rocky s age and Dixon s credibility. Robert later makes an effort to discourage Rocky from fighting, blaming his own personal failings on his father s celebrity shadow, but Rocky rebukes him with some profound advice: that to succeed in life it ain t about how hard you hit – it s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, and that blaming others will not help him. The next day, father and son meet over Adrian s grave and reconcile; Robert has quit his job to be at Rocky s side.
Rocky sets straight to training with Apollo Creed s (and later his) old trainer, Duke, who quickly surmises that Rocky can only compete by building his strength and punching power as much as possible:
You know all there is to know about fighting, so there s no sense us going down that same old road again. To beat this guy, you need speed – you don t have it. And your knees can t take the pounding, so hard running is out. And you got arthritis in your neck, and you ve got calcium deposits on most of your joints, so sparring is out … So, what we ll be calling on is good ol fashion blunt force trauma. Horsepower. Heavy-duty, cast-iron, piledriving punches that will have to hurt so much they ll rattle his ancestors. Every time you hit him with a shot, it s gotta feel like he tried kissing the express train! Let s build some hurt bombs!
Dixon easily dominates the first round, only to injure his left hand on Rocky s hip in the second. Rocky then makes a dramatic comeback, knocking Mason down, and surprising the audience with his prowess and chin despite his age. The two combatants beat each other severely throughout the full 10 rounds, ending with both men still standing, although Rocky gets the last punch. Rocky thanks an appreciative Dixon for the match and tells him that he is a great champion, while the audience applauds the two fighters. The result is announced as Rocky exits the ring with his family and friends: a win for Dixon by a close split decision, but Rocky clearly doesn t mind the outcome and the crowd gives him a final standing ovation.
In the closing shot, Rocky returns home and visits Adrian s grave again, thanking her for helping him; Yo Adrian, we did it. We did it.
As the credits roll, an inset features people running up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in response to a call from the director to do so for the film.
- Sylvester Stallone as Robert Rocky Balboa, retired boxer and former two-time heavyweight champion.
- Burt Young as Paulie Pennino, Rocky s moody brother-in-law and best friend.
- Antonio Tarver as Mason The Line Dixon, Rocky s opponent. Dixon is shown as the current heavyweight champion of the world, but a fighter who is not shown the same respect as Rocky was when he was the world champion.
- Milo Ventimiglia as Robert Balboa, Jr., Rocky s only son.
- Geraldine Hughes as Marie, a woman whom Rocky originally met over 30 years ago.
- James Francis Kelly III as Stephenson ( Steps ), Marie s son, whom Rocky befriends.
- Tony Burton as Tony Duke Evers, Rocky s trainer who has been his head cornerman since Balboa s second fight with Clubber Lang in Rocky III. Duke previously trained Apollo Creed, who was Rocky s nemesis in the first two films; Duke trained Rocky with Apollo s help in the third film, and he becomes much closer to Rocky after Apollo s death in the fourth film.
- Pedro Lovell as Spider Rico, Rocky s former opponent and current employee at Adrian s.
- Jacob Stitch Duran as himself, Mason s cutman.
- Talia Shire as Adrian Balboa (archive footage)
- Bert Sugar, well known boxing historian, as himself (credited as Ring Magazine reporter).
A plot element from the fifth film is not addressed in Rocky Balboa s plot. In the previous film, Rocky was diagnosed with brain damage and advised never to fight again. Stallone clarified this apparent inconsistency in an interview, remarking:
When Rocky was diagnosed with brain damage, it must be noted that many athletes have a form of brain damage including football players, soccer players, and other individuals in contact sports such as rugby, etc. Rocky never went for a second opinion and yielded to his wife s wishes to stop. So with the advent of new research techniques into brain damage, Rocky was found to be normal among fighters, and he was suffering the results of a severe concussion. By today s standards Rocky Balboa would be given a clean bill of health for fighters.
Rocky Balboa gives nods to previous installments via the casting. The most obvious is the return of Stallone, Young, and Burton—the only actors to portray the same characters in all six installments. Tarver s appearance in the film marks the sixth time an active professional boxer has appeared in the series. Previously, Joe Frazier (Rocky), Pedro Lovell (Rocky), Roberto Durán (Rocky II), Tommy Morrison (Rocky V) and Michael Williams (Rocky V) have appeared in the series. Stallone initially wanted Roy Jones, Jr. to portray Dixon, but after Jones did not return Stallone s phone calls, he tapped Antonio Tarver to fill the role. Tarver accidentally knocked out Stallone during the filming of one of the segments of the fight.
The character Marie appeared in the original Rocky; she was portrayed by Jodi Letizia. For the final film, Marie is portrayed by Geraldine Hughes. (Although Letizia did reprise the role for Rocky V, the sole scene in which she appeared was deleted. In it, Marie was homeless on the streets of Philadelphia.) Another recognizable character who appeared in the previous five films, sportscaster Stu Nahan, provided the commentary for the computer-generated fight between Dixon and Balboa. Nahan was part of the ringside commentary team during all the bouts in the first three films and the Apollo Creed-Ivan Drago fight in Rocky IV. He was diagnosed with lymphoma during the Rocky Balboa filming, though, and died on December 26, 2007. Finally, Pedro Lovell, who portrayed Spider Rico in the original film, returns to the role in Rocky Balboa as a guest and later employee at Rocky s restaurant.
A number of sports personalities portray themselves. Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant, and Max Kellerman comprise the ringside broadcast team (all three are commentators for HBO Boxing). Sportswriters such as Bert Sugar, Bernard Fernandez and Steve Springer also appear. As for actual boxers, Mike Tyson (who had retired by the film s release) makes a cameo appearance, taunting Dixon as the fighter enters the ring. Lou DiBella, a real-life boxing promoter, portrays himself as Dixon s promoter. Several of ESPN s personalities also portray themselves. SportsCenter anchor Brian Kenny is the host of the fictional Then and Now series, while Cold Pizza and 1st and 10 hosts Jay Crawford, Dana Jacobson, Skip Bayless and Woody Paige also appear. Ring announcer Michael Buffer appeared as himself, as did referee Joe Cortez.
Regarding his decision not to have Talia Shire reprise her role as Adrian, Stallone told USA Today that, in the original script, she was alive. But it just didn t have the same dramatic punch. I thought, What if she s gone? That would cut Rocky s heart out and drop him down to ground zero. Shire herself said that, in her view, The film has great regard for the process of mourning. Sly utilizes mourning to empower Rocky, and Adrian is made very mythical.
Filming began in December 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2006, it moved to Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scenes in Philadelphia were set in staples such as the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Philadelphia, while Center City was featured more prominently due to Rocky Jr. s job as an attorney. The scene where Rocky and his son were talking while walking down a quiet block was filmed between 20th–21st Streets on Walnut, just after dawn on a Sunday morning. The production budget on the 38-day shoot was projected to be $23.5 million.
Cinematography and fight choreography
While the dramatic portions of the movie are shot in an obviously cinematic style, the bout between Balboa and Dixon is shot in a number of different ways. The lead-in to the bout, as well as the first two rounds, are shot in a style similar to a major pay-per-view broadcast. Clips from fights in previous Rocky movies are used during the introductory teaser to introduce Balboa, while stock footage from actual Tarver fights, as well as footage from Dixon s previous fight (shown at the beginning of the film) are used as clips for Dixon s part of the teaser. The fight itself was shot in High Definition to further enhance the TV-style look of the fight.
After the first two rounds, the bout is shot in a more cinematic style, reminiscent of the way the fights in the other Rocky films were shot. However, unlike the other films in the series, the fight is less choreographed and more improvised than previous installments and is closer to an actual boxing match than a choreographed fight. This is a departure from the previous films, where every punch, feint, and step was carefully scripted and practiced.
According to the behind-the-scenes documentary portions of the film s DVD, there were slight continuity problems during the filming of the fight. This was said to have been due to the fact that real punches were thrown by both Stallone and Tarver, resulting in some swelling and nosebleeds earlier than scripted. The DVD release features an alternate ending in which Rocky wins the fight.
Composed by Academy Award winner Bill Conti, the Rocky Balboa film score is both an updated composition of Rocky music and a tribute to the music that has been featured in previous Rocky films. Conti, who has acted as composer on every Rocky film except Rocky IV, chose to compose the score almost entirely from musical themes used in the previous movies. Only one original theme was written specifically for Rocky Balboa and that is the theme written to represent the character of Marie.
The roughly 40-minute score was recorded in the summer of 2006 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California. Conti chose to pre-record the string, brass and piano tracks and then have those tracks mixed with the work of a 44 piece orchestra which he conducted. He also performed all of the piano work himself which is something he has done with each movie for which he has composed the score. Stallone also was involved in every part of the process and attended several of the recording sessions.
In addition to the score, the film features original tracks performed by Natasha Bedingfield, Three 6 Mafia, and Frank Stallone as well as classic tracks such as Frank Sinatra s High Hopes and The Miracles Ooh Baby Baby . Of the original tracks the most significant is the Diane Warren song Still Here , performed by Bedingfield, which was reported to be the film s theme in early articles. Though it is still listed in the credits the song was dropped from the film.
Whether the film Rocky Balboa has a soundtrack is subject to some debate. On December 26, 2006, Capitol Records released a CD titled Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky which had a logo and cover art that was identical to the film s theatrical poster.
The CD itself contains short dialogue clips and musical tracks, some of which are remixes, from all the Rocky films. Notable though is that only three of its nineteen total tracks are from the Rocky Balboa film: two dialogue tracks and the Three 6 Mafia song It s a Fight (the UK version contains the additional track Still Here by Natasha Bedingfield). This has led some to categorize the CD as a compilation while others suggest that it is a soundtrack and that the use of past material simply reflects the film s extensive use of flashbacks.
Relevant to this debate is the absence of any compositions by Rocky IV composer Vince DiCola, except for the song Hearts on Fire , co-written by DiCola, Ed Fruge and Joe Esposito. DiCola is the only person, other than Bill Conti, to act as composer on a Rocky film and his work was used extensively on the 1991 compilation CD The Rocky Story: Songs from the Rocky Movies. The missing DiCola tracks are the only tracks on the 1991 CD that are not present on the new CD which indicates an effort to use only Rocky Balboa composer Conti s tracks.
Rocky Balboa represents a partnership between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Revolution Studios, and Columbia Pictures (Columbia s corporate parent Sony held a 20% stake in MGM). Since the Rocky series was originally produced and distributed by United Artists (now MGM s subsidiary studio), the partners jointly decided that the film could and should take advantage of MGM s newly reinvigorated domestic distribution apparatus. 20th Century Fox handles its theatrical and DVD distributions outside of the United States and Canada, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment handled its American and Canadian video distributions. In the Philippines and Switzerland, Fox released the film through joint ventures with Warner Bros. Entertainment. In Japan, the film was promoted by Fox as Rocky The Final. It opened across Japan on April 20, 2007.
In late March 2006, the first movie teaser was released on the Internet. The full-length trailer accompanied the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man s Chest on July 7 in select theaters.
The film was scheduled for release during the Presidents Day holiday in 2007, but was moved up to right before Christmas 2006.
Rocky Balboa is available in three formats: Blu-ray Disc, DVD and UMD. It was released in Region 1 on March 20 and Region 2 on May 21, 2007. The film has made $35,622,998 in DVD sales. Features on the Blu-ray Disc and DVD include deleted scenes along with an alternate ending (where Rocky wins the split decision), bloopers, a commentary and several featurettes. In addition, the Blu-ray version features all of the DVD s content in 1080p high definition video.
The film was an unexpected box office success and exceeded studio expectations grossing over three times the opening night estimates of (at best) $2,000,000 and doing so despite a harsh spell of winter weather. The film not only finished third in its opening weekend, grossing $12,540,000, but eventually became Stallone s most successful starring role since 1993 s Cliffhanger and the sixth highest grossing boxing film of all time, topped only by the first Rocky through Rocky IV and Clint Eastwood s Million Dollar Baby, and was nominated for an MTV award for best on screen duo. Total U.S. box office gross receipts were $70,269,899 while the international gross stands at $85,959,151 making for a total worldwide gross of $156,229,050.
As of August 2020, the film had a score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes based on a sample of 183 reviews, with an average score of 6.5/10. The site s consensus read, Implausible but entertaining and poignant, Rocky Balboa finds the champ in fighting form for the first time in years. On Metacritic as of August 2020, it had a weighted average score of 63 out of 100 based on 36 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews . Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade B+ on a scale of A+ to F .
On the television show Ebert & Roeper, both Richard Roeper and guest reviewer Aisha Tyler gave the film a thumbs up rating. Among other positive reviews were from Variety, David Edelstien of New York Magazine, Ethan Alter of Premiere Magazine, Victoria Alexander of Filmsinreview.com, Jeanne Aufmuth of Palo Alto Weekly, Brett Buckalew of Filmstew.com, The Hollywood Reporter, and Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly.
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times criticized the film s premise as implausible and derivative, and the plot development as cursory, while Colm Andrew of the Manx Independent said the film captures the look and feel of the first Rocky but becomes too much of a sentimental homage and overall there is little point in joining Stallone on this ultimately dull nostalgia trip .
Stallone was quoted as having told reporters that he would rather do something that he enjoyed badly, than feel bad about not doing something he enjoyed.
The film was greeted warmly by the majority of the boxing community, with many experts believing the Rocky character is still a key symbol of the sport and that the boxing scenes were the most realistic of any film. On the DVD, Stallone attributes this to the fact that he used realistic sound-effects (the previous installments had become notorious for their unrealistic and loud sounds of punches landing) and the fact that both Stallone and Tarver threw real punches at each other.
In 2015, Rocky Balboa was followed by the sequel Creed taking place nine years after the events in Rocky Balboa.
On December 13, 2006, it was officially announced by Ubisoft and MGM that a new Rocky video game, titled Rocky Balboa, was to be made exclusively for the PlayStation Portable handheld console. It was released on March 20, 2007, to coincide with the Blu-ray and DVD release.
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- Rocky Balboa at Metacritic
|Plot||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.|
|Awards||Awards, 4 nominations|
|Stars||Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia|
|Produced by||Robert Chartoff,William Chartoff,Guy Riedel,Kevin King Templeton,Charles Winkler,David Winkler,Irwin Winkler|
|Music by||Bill Conti|
|Cinematography by||Clark Mathis|
|Film Editing by||Sean Albertson|
|Casting By||Sheila Jaffe|
|Production Design by||Franco-Giacomo Carbone|
|Art Direction by||Michael Atwell,Jesse Rosenthal|
|Set Decoration by||Robert Greenfield|
|Costume Design by||Gretchen Patch|
|Makeup Department||Carlton Coleman,David Danon,Diane Dixon,Scott H. Eddo,Diane Heller,Jim Kail,Rich Knight,Deborah Knotts,Matthew W. Mungle,Nicole Venables,Ryan McDowell|
|Production Management||Rachel Klein,Udi Nedivi,Charles Newirth,Carey Len Smith|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Dennis Burrell,Katie Carroll,Christina Fong,Ramiro Adan Gomez,Louis Guerra,Melody L. Moses,Rip Murray,Christian Pichler,Ken Twohy,Charles Winkler|
|Art Department||Adrienne Boyd,Krzysztof J. Bratun,Curtis Coyote,Jonathan A. Davidson,Mathias Fain,James Fernandez,Michael T. Galvin,Karyn Gerred,Sean Ginevan,Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna,Jon E. Graf,Brandi Hugo,Audrey A. Johnson,Kent H. Johnson,Joseph Kearney,Eric Knight,Robert E. Knight,Cynthia La Jeunesse,Tyler Lafferty,Dennis Madigan,Paul Maiello,Jonah Markowitz,Cameron Matheson,Scott Owen,Drew Pinniger,Jolie Scherberger,Brent Smith,Billy Stearne,Nell Stifel,Christine Sysko,Jeff Tanner,Marc Vena,Kathleen Walker,Robert M. Bouffard,Randy L. Parisian|
|Sound Department||Larry Benjamin,Carlie Bergman,Gaston Biraben,Adam Blantz,Tom Burns,John Chalfant,Anthony J. Ciccolini III,Vincent Cirilli,Alan Decker,Brian John Gardner,Vincent Guisetti,Tom Hartig,Pamela Kahn,Larry Kemp,Tateum Kohut,Howard London,Steve Maslow,Douglas Murray,Kyle Rochlin,Lynn Sable,Solange S. Schwalbe,Karen Spangenberg,Steven Ticknor,Mark Ulano,Jason Chiodo,John Soukup,Scott Waz|
|Special Effects by||Michael Frechette,John C. Hartigan,Anthony Urban,Chris Walkowiak|
|Visual Effects by||Adam Avitabile,Robert Barnes Jr.,Lloyd Lee Barnett,Derek Bird,Kiley Bond,Kevin R. Browne,Chad Buehler,Ken Busick,Cyntia Büll,D. Walt Cameron,John Campuzano,Ozzie Carmona,Merlin Carroll,Jennifer Chantnicki,Eric D. Christensen,Ronnie Cleland,Kirby Conn,Alan De Castro,Michael Degtjarewsky,Yoshi DeHerrera,Marie Victoria Denoga,Mark S. Driscoll,Sharon R. Eisenberg,Scott Evans,Emily Fenster,Henrik Fett,Jenny Foster,Mark Freund,Scott Gaynos,Brad Gayo,Brian Hanable,Nina Harlan,Maureen Healy,Phillip Hoffman,Chris Hopkins,Christopher Ivins,Andreas Jablonka,Michael Kaelin,Patrick Keenan,Sam Khorshid,Danny S. Kim,Dan Knight,Tom Lamb,Ladd Lanford,Jennifer Law-Stump,Krista Maryanski,W. Regan McGee,Matt Melis,Robert Montgomery,C. Andrew Nelson,Jim O’Hagan,Rob Ostir,Stephen Martin Paull,Patrick Phillips,Tristan Rayos,James Rim,Victor Rodriguez,Gabriel Sanchez,Chad Schott,Matt Seckman,M. Zachary Sherman,Al Shier,Jonathan Sims,Tefft Smith,R. Alexi Steinhauer,David Stinnett,Russ Sueyoshi,Malcolm Thomas-Gustave,Antonio Torres,Rene Tougeron,Justin van der Lek,Bob Wiatr,Stephen Wilson,Doug Witsken,Burak Yarkent,Jennifer Yu Farr,Francis Yu|
|Stunts||Mark De Alessandro,Peter Bucossi,Jeffro|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Hospecio Balani,John Bramley,David Brandon,Rod Calarco,Aaron Cannata,Mark Catania,Fred Cooper,Scott Crabbe,Glenn Davis,Willie E. Dawkins,Thomas Devine,Bill Fiedler,Daniel Fried,Colette Gabriel,Russ Hoffman,Gregory F. Johnson,Jesse c Johnson,Dan Jones,David Katz,Michael Leonard,Paul Lohr,William Louthe,Rob Mabin,Terry Meadows,Tim Metivier,Nathaniel Miller,Rob Mock,John S. Moyer,Brian Mussetter,Francine Natale,Jason Newton,Brian S. Osmond,Justin Panzanaro,Colin J. Peters,Lawrence Price,Brian Raby,Brian H. Reynolds,Gay E. Riedel,Leon Sanginiti,Daniel D. Sariano,James ‘Biff’ Thomsen,Charlie Tollefson,Daniel L. Turrett,Michael J. Walker,Larry Wallace,Jesse Olivares|
|Animation Department||Ruel Pascual,Derron Ross|
|Casting Department||Susan Paley Abramson,Danielle Colli,Tracy Dixon,Barbara Harris,Diane Heery,Jorina King,David Kramer,Jason Loftus,Cash Oshman,Sean Kevin Sweeney,Garrison Taylor|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Anthony Almaraz,Jennifer Antony,Laurel Frushour,Honora Jackson,Bob Moore Jr.,Kara Morasco,Maren Reese,Hope Slepak,Christann Chanell Turner|
|Editorial Department||Sean Albertson,Cindy Bond,Paul Bronkar,Gary Burritt,Seth Clark,Kate Crossley,Robert Drwila,Ken Gales,Michael Grawert,Julia Grove,Paul Harb,Lisa Markou,David Matusek,Jerimiah Morey,Mark Sachen,Evan Schiff|
|Location Management||Stephen Fischer,Kim Houser-Amaral,Rebecca Milgrom,Julian Ruhe,Paul Schreiber,Patricia Taggart,Brad Warden,Dantonio Alvarez,Sean Donnelly,Stephen Fischer,John Galloway,Staci Hagenbaugh,Carol Jacob,Monique LaMontagne,Avery Little,Paul Schreiber,Scott Trimble,Dave Zarenkiewicz|
|Music Department||Bob Bornstein,David Campbell,Bill Conti,George Doering,Bruce Dukov,Jack Eskew,Ashley Irwin,Lisa Jaime,Daniel J. Johnson,Nathan Kaproff,Edie Lehmann Boddicker,Deborah Mannis-Gardner,Chris McGeary,Justin Reeve,Melissa Reiner,Sally Stevens,Philip Vaiman,Dan Wallin,Gerald White,Michael Aarvold|
|Script and Continuity Department||Marion Tumen|
|Transportation Department||Gil Amaral,Morris Aroesti,Gregory J. Cimino,L. Chip Crosby Jr.,Doug Dovichi,Christian G. Ervin,Michael Kelly,Kelsey Kimes,James Lowder,Caroline Mah,William McCleery,Larry Michael,Jim Moores,John Morrone III,Yvette Peterson,Robert L. Smith,David G. Todd,Christopher Weippert,Kirk Kelly|
|Additional Crew||Nicole Agostino,Gabrielle Allen,Alex Barnoya,Shane Bissett,Cathleen M. Carden,Elida Cerda,Heather Cohen,Malika R. Cohen,Amy Cutler,Dante,Benjamin Davidow,Gabe de Kelaita,Debbie Durkin,Luan Evans,Federico Ferreri,Rudi Fischer,Peggy Flood,Harley Glantz,Steven James Golebiowski,Veloz Gomez,John Graber,Peter Gray,Vanessa Gutin,Tammy Lynn Howell,Luika Imaoka,Cheri Jacobs,Charles ‘Man’ Johnson,Jason Johnson,Kurtis Johnson,Kathleen Kelly,Kirk Kelly,Jesse Kobayashi,Gary LaPoten,Paul Lauer,Talia Leone,Terren Lin,Tali Lipa,Matt Lombardo,Justin G. Maguire,Sheryl Main,David Malley,Christie Mattull,Elizabeth Maxwell,Michael Maxwell,Jason A. McCauley,Isaac Mejía,Matthew Merz,Tony Milus,Kelly Moran-Brown,Matt Moss,Marisa Murphy,Heather Holty Newton,Levi Nunez,Matthew S. O’Brien,Sharon Pinkenson,Nerissa Politzer,Mark Pricskett,Katie Pruitt,David Raynor,Shannon E. Riggs,Keith Romine,Jose Ruisanchez,Robert Sale,J. Celeste Salzer,Gregory Santoro,Michael Saunders,Phil Scalisi,Bruce Schluter,Jason J. Scott,Mike Sime,Jo Ann Smith,Sylvester Stallone,Richard Streeter,Laura Summer,Tommy Taormina Jr.,Brian Taylor,Mike Tsucalas,Bill Vergos,Ken C. Wu,Andrew Aninsman,Sarah Donaldson,Marc C. Geschwind,Adam Londy,Jc Mercer Jr.,Tisha Tinsman|
|Thanks||Muhammad Ali,Debbie Durkin,Montell Griffin,Eric Harding,Michael Humes,Rehan Jalali,Glen Johnson,Jane Oliver,Sharon Pinkenson,Steve Zack|
|Genres||Action, Drama, Sport|
|Companies||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios|
|Keywords||retired boxer,sequel to best picture winner,computer simulation,rocky balboa character,adrian character|