Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

Sylvester Stallone (2006)

12 Certificate
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In the sixth entry in the Rocky series, 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone returns to the franchise that launched his career back in 1976. Writing, directing and starring, Stallone offers an affectionate, nostalgic take on this iconic character, imbuing Rocky with a lived-in pathos. A long first half sees the washed-up fighter back on the streets of Philadelphia, surveying his life as a widower. Tear-jerking clichés eventually give way to the main event, as Rocky is tempted out of retirement to exorcise his demons in an exhibition bout against the current heavyweight champ (played by real-life former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver). Hokey and appallingly sentimental, Rocky Balboa should be risible. Yet, as Bill Conti's timeless score gathers on the soundtrack and Stallone rolls with the punches, this old warhorse proves it still has what it takes to be a contender.


The ageing fighter contemplates a return to the ring when a computer simulation reveals he would have defeated the current world heavyweight champion Mason `The Line' Dixon, who responds by challenging Rocky to face him for real. Boxing drama sequel, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. With Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia and Tony Burton.

Cast & Crew

Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone
Paulie Burt Young
Mason `The Line' Dixon Antonio Tarver
Marie Geraldine Hughes
Robert Balboa Jr Milo Ventimiglia
Duke Tony Burton
LC AJ Benza
Steps James Francis Kelly III
Director Sylvester Stallone
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jan 2007