- 1 How many Rocky movies are there 7?
- 2 Was there a Rocky 7?
- 3 Was there a Rocky 6?
- 4 Why did Rocky lose in Rocky 3?
- 5 Why was Adrian not in Rocky 6?
- 6 Did Rocky lose in Rocky 3?
- 7 Does Rocky ever lose?
- 8 Was Ivan Drago on steroids?
- 9 Did Rocky lose his wife?
How many Rocky movies are there 7?
Since the first film’s release in 1976, Rocky has expanded into a franchise of nine movies total, including the newest release, Creed III. Sylvester Stallone’s boxing gloves have been hanging from the rafters for a while now, but Michael B.
Was there a Rocky 7?
9 Rocky Franchise Producer Stopped Rocky 7 Happening – The main reason that Rocky 7 has not happened yet is due to complications from franchise producer Irwin Winkler. Winkler holds some of the rights to Rocky Balboa as a character, but he and Stallone’s relationship has deteriorated over the years. This led to the franchise star saying that Winkler messed up the development of Rocky 7,
Was there a Rocky 6?
“Rocky VI” redirects here. For the parody by Aki Kaurismäki, see Rocky VI (1986 film),
|Theatrical release poster|
|Directed by||Sylvester Stallone|
|Written by||Sylvester Stallone|
|Based on||Characters by Sylvester Stallone|
|Edited by||Sean Albertson|
|Music by||Bill Conti|
December 20, 2006
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Box office||$156.2 million|
Rocky Balboa is a 2006 American sports drama film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone, It is the sequel to Rocky V (1990) and the sixth installment in the Rocky film series, 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 young boxer Mason Dixon (Tarver).
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.
It is Stallone’s first directorial effort since Rocky IV (1985) and is Tarver’s only feature film appearance. Principal photography began in December 2005 and lasted until January 2006, with filming locations including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia,
- 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.
- Rocky Balboa was theatrically released by MGM Distribution Co.
- In North America and 20th Century Fox internationally on December 20, 2006, thirty years after the release of the first film,
Rocky Balboa received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its screenplay, Stallone’s performance, and heartfelt exploration of Balboa’s character, with many critics calling it a significant improvement over its predecessor, and many labelling the film one of the best entries in the franchise.
How many Rocky movies came out?
Rocky Balboa, The Italian Stallion – United Artists The 1976 film Rocky first introduced Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer from Philadelphia whose life turns upside down after boxing champion Apollo Creed chooses him as his opponent for one of his matches. Thus, Rocky goes from being completely unknown to one of the biggest names in the sports industry, something that changes his life dramatically.
- Rocky was directed by John G.
- Avildsen and became the best rated production in the entire franchise.
- Its success spawned the development of its five sequels: Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V and Rocky Balboa, released between 1979 and 2006.
- Throughout the film series, the audience follows the popular boxer throughout his career, passing through his golden years and every one of his major matches up until his retirement.
Apart from Apollo Creed, Balboa’s most relevant opponents in the franchise include Ivan Drago, Clubber Lang and Tommy Gunn, his first protégé. On top of serving as star and writer on all six films, Stallone directed four of them, with Avildsen returning solely to helm Rocky V,
- And, although these productions managed to hold on to a huge fan base over the years that continues to worship them to this day, they were met with fairly mixed reviews: Rocky, Rocky II and Rocky Balboa performed well at the box office, but were mostly remarkable for their critical acclaim.
- Rocky III and Rocky IV, on the other hand, weren’t particularly well reviewed, but still became the highest-grossing films in the original series.
The only installment in the franchise that fared poorly both at the box office and with critics was Rocky V, which is considered by many as the worst film in the Rocky series.
Was Rocky 3 supposed to be the last?
Rocky III is now 40 and talkSPORT pities the fools who don’t believe it’s the greatest Rocky film – no, more than that, the greatest boxing movie – of all time. OK, Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby and Sylvester Stallone’s first Rocky may have won more Oscars. 10 It has been 40 years since Rocky III hit the cinemas and introducing us to Clubber Lang Credit: handout 1. It unleashed ‘Eye of the Tiger’: the power-rock epic which became boxing’s anthem. In fact, Rocky III is so incredible that ‘You’re the Best’ (eventually used in Karate Kid) was also written for the film, but Stallone rejected it in favour of Survivor’s song.2.
- Rocky III features the combined muscle of Sly Stallone, Carl Weathers, Mr T and Hulk Hogan : four men who make the entire Fast and Furious cast look like choirboys.
- A line-up so powerful, Hollywood would never put this awesome foursome together again.3.
- Further evidence of the cast’s greatness: Morgan Freeman auditioned for the role of trainer to Mr T’s Clubber Lang but was turned down.
Yes, the acting bar was so high, Morgan Freeman was not good enough. Astonishing.4. It’s got muppets in it – and what film could not be improved by muppets? (We’re looking at you, Taxi Driver.) Footage of Stallone’s real-life appearance on The Muppet Show is dubbed to have Kermit introduce ‘Rocky Balboa’ rather than the actor.5. 10 You have to think Morgan Freeman’s soothing tones would have been better for Clubber Lang in his rematch with Rocky where his manager, played by Wally Taylor, was just as vicious as his boxer Credit: YouTube 7. It’s got two Stallones! Yes, Sly’s brother Frank Stallone plays one of the hapless tomato cans who gets pulverised by Rocky while he’s racking up easy KOs at the start.8.
- It nails boxing politics.
- The story of how dangerous Clubber Lang rises to no.1 contender but is forced to sit on the sidelines while the champion picks off 10 ‘hand-picked’ opponents is scarily accurate of how the sport operates.9.
- It’s got a WWE-worthy match starring Hulk Hogan’s Thunderlips in an anything-goes charity brawl.
Features Rocky taking a savage backbreaker, vertical suplex, gorilla press and the fearsome leg-drop of doom.10. The then WWF briefly fired Hogan for taking part in the film, but it was clearly worth it as it helped make Hulk a superstar and gave us dialogue such as: “The ultimate male versus the ultimate meatball!” which is what we say to our lunch every day. 10 In Thunderlips’ exhibition with Rocky, it was dubbed ‘The Ultimate Male vs The Ultimate Meatball’ with Hulk Hogan portraying the wrestler Credit: YouTube 11. Clubber Lang is boxing’s top bad guy. Sorry Ivan Drago fans, but while the Rocky IV villain had to have Brigitte Nielsen do his talking for him like a female Paul Bearer, Mr T spat his own insults.
- I don’t hate Balboa, but I pity the fool.” Glorious.12.
- It launched the career of Mr T – a former bodyguard to the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali, but a relative unknown when cast.
- Rocky III turned Mr T into an overnight star and led to the A-Team and eventually some Snickers adverts.13.
“The worst thing happened to you that can happen to any fighter: ya got civilised.” The warning from Rocky’s trainer Mickey is true to what any real-life boxing coach will say to a fighter: once you lose that raw hunger, everything goes wrong. 10 ‘Hey woman!’ Mr T’s Clubber Lang was a seriously nasty guy Credit: YouTube 14. Rocky gets the snot beaten out of him. The Rocky series – and any boxing film – features only two types of contest: close, heroic victory or close, heroic defeat. Rocky III freshens it up by having Clubber demolish Rocky in two rounds.15.
- It predicted the coming of Mike Tyson.
- Mr T’s powerful, glowering, bad-tempered, street thug Lang seems like an ‘Iron Mike’ clone until you realise the film predates Tyson’s rise by four years. Eerie.16.
- It features Mickey’s death: the ultimate heartbreaking scene made even more tragic by the fact that Stallone’s honest slugger has to lie to his trainer, hiding from him that he’s just been KO’d by Clubber.
Gut-wrenching.17. Carl Weathers turns face! As fun as he is in the first two Rockys, the Predator star gets a deeper role as Balboa’s enemy-turned-friend Apollo Creed, training the ‘Italian Stallion’ in how to KO Clubber. No wonder it is Weathers’ favourite Rocky film. 10 In Rocky III, we say goodbye to Micky, right, Balboa’s ever present trainer Credit: YouTube 18. Rocky III addresses race relations. No, seriously. Rocky has to integrate into an African-American boxing gym in LA (imaginatively named “Tough Gym”) – despite the prejudices of idiotic brother-in-law Paulie.
Thankfully, our hero is more open-minded.19. There is also a scene where Rocky enters a gym and everyone stops what they’re doing and stares at him like he’s a chump: scarily realistic of our own experience of walking into any gym for the first time.20. Rocky III has the ultimate training scenes, from being taught to dance in the gym (in a crop top/headband combo) to racing Apollo along the beach – complete with rousing musical score – it’s absolutely spine-tingling.21.
Talia “Adriaaaan!” Shire also gets her finest scene when she forces Rocky to finally confront what’s really holding him back: that he’s afraid. “How’d you get so tough?” he asks. “I live with a fighter,” she replies. Tears all round. 10 Adrian Balboa puts the rock into Rocky Credit: YouTube 22. Carl Weathers should have won an Oscar just for the training finale, when he has to lose to Rocky in a foot race – meaning the strapping, 6ft 2in, ex-NFL ace has to sprint slower than older, smaller, full-time actor Stallone.
- He magically pulls it off.23.
- Most boxing films only show boxers chopping trees and running up mountains when preparing for a fight, Rocky III actually has scenes of Balboa, y’know, sparring and working on tactics with other boxers.
- The big remodelling Apollo forces Rocky into is how to better use his feet and balance.
Rocky films aren’t usually big on realism – but this is true to life: if you want to see how good any pro boxer is, don’t watch their fists, watch their feet.25. Stallone is in the best shape of his career. To portray the fact that the heavyweight deliberately loses weight for his rematch, Sly got his body fat down to a ludicrously low 2.8%.26.
- Paulie – always the most annoying part of any Rocky film – gets his comeuppance, being thrown in jail early in the film and chewed out by Apollo later. Good.27.
- Rocky has a realistic strategy in place! Having been outslugged in fight one, he returns with a savvier boxing style in the rematch and – gasp – actually makes Clubber Lang miss with punches.
Never seen before or since in a Rocky film. 10 In the rematch, those stars and stripes shorts are worn by Rocky for the first time in a nod to his old pal Credit: YouTube 28. Clubber’s downfall is also cleverly explained. “I don’t need any, Balboa is so stupid and predictable, he’s tailor-made for me,” he says – and boxers believing an opponent can’t adapt is the top reason why a previously victorious fighter loses the rematch.29.
The sound of Lang loading up his haymakers – one notch below a Jurassic Park T-Rex – is almost as violent as the fight scenes themselves. Clearly the Rocky III’s sound effects crew were also robbed of an Academy Award.30. The final fight is real (ish). In filming the last round, knowing a few bumps and bruises wouldn’t matter at this stage, Stallone and Mr T decided to have at it and throw full-blooded blows to make the fight scenes look as real as possible on screen.31.
Rocky wears the stars-and-stripes shorts for the first time! The trunks that became iconic in Rocky IV are donned here when Apollo asks his rival-turned-buddy to wear Creed’s colours into the ring. 10 In the official Sly Stallone shop, fans can buy a pair of the famous shorts Credit: slystalloneshop.com 32. Rocky’s revenge win over Clubber borrows from the most famous heavyweight fight of all: the Rumble in the Jungle, Just as Muhammad Ali outlasted George Foreman, Stallone’s Rocky rope-a-dopes Mr T’s Lang, letting him punch himself out.
A fitting tribute.33. It touches on a boxer’s struggles in retirement. Apollo describes it as “too quiet” as the ex-champ admits his emptiness away from the ring, foreshadowing his tragic comeback in the next film.34. Rocky III features Balboa’s last ever heavyweight title fight as he stops Creed to win back the championship.
The rest of Rocky’s fights in the series are either exhibitions or street brawls.35. The iconic bronze Rocky statue in Philadelphia is first unveiled in Rocky III. Forty years on, the statue still exists in Philly – although it’s right at the bottom of the 72 steps rather than at the top. 10 The outfit has become so iconic, Tyson Fury even wore them when he fought Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas Credit: Getty Images – Getty 36. Muhammad Ali’s actual house is in the film: the Chicago mansion the great man was living in at the time is used as the exterior shots to show Rocky Balboa’s palatial home.37.
Its success gave us every other Rocky/Creed film that’s followed, Stallone had planned on making Rocky III the last part of a trilogy – but it was such a box-office smash (making $270million on a $17million budget), that Sly changed his mind and we’ve had five films since and Creed III still to come.38.
Its success also helped launch WrestleMania. Vince McMahon rehired Hulk Hogan after Rocky III was a hit – and even brought in Mr T (basically playing Clubber Lang) so the pair could headline the first ever WrestleMania in 1985, reuniting the Rocky III stars. 10 Hogan’s turn helped make him a star Credit: WWE 39. We get a Balboa-Creed trilogy fight! The final scene of the film has Apollo and Rocky alone in the gym for an unofficial rubber match. We don’t see the outcome but Rocky, ever the gentleman, later tells Michael B Jordan’s Adonis that his father won it in the first Creed film.40.
Is Rocky broke in Rocky 5?
Plot – During the aftermath of his victory over Ivan Drago in Moscow, Rocky finds himself experiencing physical complications from the fight. Rocky, his wife Adrian, his brother-in-law Paulie, and his trainer Tony “Duke” Evers return to the United States where they are greeted by Rocky’s son, Robert Jr.
who is now 14. At a press conference, boxing promoter George Washington Duke attempts to goad Rocky into fighting his boxer, Union Cane, who is the top-rated challenger, but Rocky declines. After returning home, Rocky and Adrian discover they are bankrupt after Paulie was fooled into signing a ” power of attorney ” over to Rocky’s accountant, who squandered all of his money on real estate deals gone sour and failed to pay Rocky’s taxes over the previous six years.
His mansion has been mortgaged by $400,000, but his attorney tells Rocky that it is fixable with a few more fights. Rocky initially accepts the fight with Cane, but Adrian urges him to see a doctor, and he is diagnosed with cavum septum pellucidum, Reluctantly, Rocky retires from boxing.
- His home and belongings are sold to pay the debt and the Balboas move back to their old working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia.
- Rocky visits Mighty Mick’s Gym (willed to his son by his old trainer Mickey Goldmill), which has fallen into disrepair.
- Seeing a vision of himself and Mickey from years past, Rocky draws inspiration to become a trainer himself and reopens the gym.
Rocky and Paulie meet a young fighter from Oklahoma named Tommy Gunn. Rocky agrees to become his manager. Training him gives Rocky a sense of purpose, and Tommy rises to become a top contender. Distracted with Tommy’s training, Rocky neglects Robert, who is being bullied at school.
- After learning to defend himself, Robert falls in with the wrong crowd and becomes withdrawn from his family.
- Union Cane wins the vacant world heavyweight title.
- Still wanting to do business with Rocky, Washington showers Tommy with luxuries and promises him that he is the only path to a shot at the title.
Rocky insists dealing with Washington will end badly, causing Tommy to desert him. Adrian attempts to comfort Rocky but Rocky vents his frustrations by telling her his life had a new meaning by training Tommy. Adrian tells Rocky that Tommy never had his heart and that was something he could never learn.
- Realizing that his family is his top priority, Rocky apologizes to Adrian and the two embrace.
- Rocky then apologizes to Robert and they mend their relationship.
- Tommy defeats Cane for the heavyweight title with a first-round knockout, but is jeered by spectators for leaving Rocky and hounded by reporters after the fight.
Tommy gives all the credit for his success to George Washington Duke, which only fans the flames of contempt for Tommy by the fans and media. They insist that Cane was nothing but a “paper champion”, because Cane did not win the title from Balboa, Washington convinces Tommy that he needs to secure a fight with Rocky to refute the notion that he is not the real champion.
- Washington and Tommy show up at the local bar with a live television crew to goad Rocky into accepting a title fight.
- Rocky declines and tries to reason with him, but Tommy calls him weak, prompting Paulie to stand up for Rocky.
- When Tommy punches Paulie, Rocky challenges Tommy to a street fight on the spot; despite Duke’s objections, Tommy accepts.
Rocky initially knocks Tommy to the ground with a flurry of punches, but Tommy gets up and attacks Rocky from behind. Rocky is beaten down by Tommy, seeing nightmarish visions of Drago, before a vision of Mickey urges him to get up and continue the fight.
When Robert and Adrian see the brawl being televised, they rush to the back alley to cheer for Rocky. With Robert, Paulie, Adrian and the neighborhood crowd cheering him on, Rocky makes use of his street-fighting skills and defeats Tommy. While Tommy is escorted away by the police, Washington threatens to sue Rocky if he touches him.
After a brief hesitation, Rocky knocks him onto the hood of a car, defiantly replying “Sue me for what?” Months later, Rocky and Robert climb up the Rocky Steps, see his statue, and are about to go inside and explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art when Rocky gives his son Rocky Marciano ‘s cufflink, given to him years earlier as a gift from Mickey.
Why did Rocky 5 fail?
Rocky V is considered the worst Rocky movie, and here’s a breakdown of everything that went wrong, causing it to gain its infamous reputation. Rocky V is widely considered to be the worst movie in the Rocky franchise, and there are many things wrong with it. Although some of the initial Rocky sequels have their flaws, Rocky V is on another level, with the fifth entry in the series having very few redeeming qualities.
- Although the Rocky movies have recovered due to Rocky Balboa and the Creed films, Rocky V is still held as the franchise’s low point for several valid reasons.
- Coming out five years after the beloved Rocky IV, 1990’s Rocky V picks up directly after Rocky’s fight against Ivan Drago.
- Several convenient events happen after Rocky returns to the US, with the family losing all their money, Rocky being approached by a new boxing promoter, and Rocky finding a young boxer that he decides to mentor.
Rocky V was a failure for multiple reasons, including its weak story, poor characterization, reliance on the past, and more. So, here is an in-depth breakdown of everything wrong with Rocky V,
Did Rocky lose in Rocky 6?
A Unified Theory of the “Rocky” Movies New Rocky, like old Rocky, perches on the verge of retirement, but a threat to his ego by the rage-fuelled, tiger-eyed Clubber Lang (Mr. T) lures him back. Apollo Creed had been nearly as sympathetic and charismatic as our hero, but Lang is all comic-book villainy.
By nasty attitude alone he manages to produce a fatal heart attack in Mickey, the beloved trainer. Rocky loses to Lang, then finds his own tiger eye, with Apollo’s help, and returns to redeem himself, knocking Lang out in a rematch. It’s all very inspiring, if rather more brutishly efficient than the previous movies.
(It is the only time we see Rocky vanquish his antagonist in fewer than a full fifteen rounds.) But Stallone must have sensed that he hadn’t gone far enough, so he tries it all again in 1985’s “IV,” this time having Rocky square off against the Russian super- duper -villain Ivan Drago, who seems to have wandered over from a henchman role in the Bond movies.
Drago kills the next mentor in line, Apollo, and Rocky must pull off an impossible victory over a man who is essentially a state-of-the-art piece of Soviet military hardware. Naturally Rocky digs deep, wins, literally wraps himself in the American flag, and every real Rocky fan implicitly understands that this had at least something to do with the actual collapse of the Soviet Union, just a few years later.
He might have gone then to outer space, or time-travelled, or in some other way heightened his concept, but Stallone again kept ahead of the curve: in 1990, he delivered “Rocky V,” a “stripped down” Rocky that anticipates the days of “MTV Unplugged,” returning to the gritty streets of Philly; Rocky’s fortune has been embezzled by a shady accountant.
- He has technically retired, and is now mentoring a younger fighter, but the protégé lacks Rocky’s moral character and so Rocky must, in the end, beat him up.
- Rocky V” is the redheaded stepchild of the series, one of the career stumbles that Stallone must joke amiably about, though clearly this one stings more than “Judge Dredd” and “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.” The problem is that Rocky needs to experience a humbling, needs to accept that he is no longer the champion, but Sly’s head is way ahead of his heart here.
He aims to bring Rocky back to the streets while himself remaining a resident of the stratosphere, and the disconnect sinks the movie. Rocky went silent for sixteen years, until Stallone’s own star had fallen far enough—the early aughts saw him in barely released fare with titles like “Eye See You” and “Avenging Angelo”—that humility was no longer so abstract a concept.
Now he knew how to tell the story he’d whiffed on in “V.” “Rocky Balboa” (Roman numerals now out of fashion) saw the sixty-ish former champ finding, implausibly, another reason to step into the ring with a current champ, who is thirty-plus years his junior—but this time the absurdity of it all is acknowledged, and carries a poignancy.
The deaths of Mickey and Apollo, which seemed like expedient dramatic devices when they occurred, lend a haunting resonance to the film’s narrative masterstroke: the off-screen death, years earlier, of Rocky’s wife, Adrian (not at the hands of an evil boxer, thank goodness).
When it begins to seem as though everyone you loved is dead, that’s not a dramatic device—that’s just aging. Now Rocky really is a bum again, and the laughable determination to keep going again means something. The denouement mirrors the original “Rocky”: he once again goes the distance, but loses in a split decision to the champ.
This is, of course, extremely predictable, but in the same way that the final resolving chord of a Bach fugue is predictable: it is absolutely satisfying and entirely necessary. In the final shot of the narrative, Rocky walks away from Adrian’s grave after sharing his final triumph with her, and, as he walks, he optically fades from the picture.
It reads at first almost as a gentle relinquishment of the character; we might have expected to see Rocky fighting to the death (as he did in early, rejected drafts of “V”), but would we have ever imagined that he could simply fade away ? Then, as the final credits roll, we see documentary footage of everyday folks, fans of the movies, running, as Rocky so often did, up the steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, holding their own fists aloft in triumph.
The message comes into focus: Rocky didn’t just fade away—he was called up to movie Heaven, so that his spirit may now live on in each and every one of us, Now go back to the first shot of the entire epic, three decades earlier. The first image onscreen, the first face to appear, is not Stallone’s or any of his co-stars’—it is a mural of Jesus Christ.
- Any egoist can build a monument to himself, but it is an extraordinary accomplishment to deify oneself—or, at least, the personification of one’s better nature—and have it move as many grown men to tears as the “Rocky” films have.
- The beast is gone now,” Rocky says at the end of “Balboa,” referring to his own ambition.
But what of his creator? Cary Grant made his final film at the age of sixty-two, refusing all offers during the remaining twenty (apparently very pleasant) years of his life. No one, I suppose, ever confused Stallone with Cary Grant. “Balboa” was an unexpected hit at the box office, and so what was there to do except revive his other eighties franchise character, Rambo, for his own belated sequel/meditation on aging? And what, after that, except to launch a new franchise, “The Expendables,” with Sly crowding into the frame with a dozen or so of his other antique action compadres for some nihilistic action romps that come off like unusually violent celebrity roasts? The quips about these geriatrics’ obsolescence in the modern world come hard and heavy in the “Expendables” films (three now, with more promised), but they feel thin and disingenuous: it is perfectly evident that, even if it takes all of them together to do it, these guys still believe they should be dominating the box office.
The beast is not going anywhere. And now “Creed.” By all accounts, Stallone had every intention of sparing Rocky any further need to prove himself, but was lured back in by the passion of the project’s young writer-director, Ryan Coogler, of “Fruitvale Station” renown. It may also have proved irresistible that the plot seemingly provides another opportunity to redo the thorn-in-his-side “Rocky V.” Rocky once again will take on the mentor role, this time with the dignity to cede center stage, and the movie’s title, to his protégé, whose ass he will presumably not kick in the final reel.
Indeed, the trailers show us an ailing Rocky in a hospital bed, so perhaps he will even pass away onscreen, per those initial drafts of “Rocky V.” As an ending to that 1990 film, dying would have seemed a mawkish cheap shot. Now it may well feel earned.
Why did Rocky lose in Rocky 3?
Rocky loses his strength During the match, Rocky is overwhelmed with anger which results in him losing control. Consequently, Lang dominates him with his superior skills and finishes him off in the second round with a fierce knockout.
Why was Adrian not in Rocky 6?
Why Stallone Killed Off Adrian In Rocky Balboa (Was It A Mistake?) – IMDb Given how important she was to the main character and his franchise, many fans wonder what happened to in Rocky. Rocky () and Adrian’s () characters both complement each other superbly throughout the series.
Watching Adrian from Rocky slowly come out of her shell, assert herself more, and gain confidence mirrors Rocky’s own underdog journey. Unfortunately, due to a tragic death, her character isn’t present past a certain point in the franchise’s timeline. The franchise has carried on into the movies and even lost Rocky himself along the way, but the questions remain why the movies killed off Adrian and if it was the right choice.
Unfortunately, Adrian from Rocky is written to have lost a battle with cancer off-screen in the time between 1990’s Rocky V and, While promoting Rocky Balboa in a 2006 interview with Moviehole, Stallone explained that Adrian would’ve been much. : Why Stallone Killed Off Adrian In Rocky Balboa (Was It A Mistake?) – IMDb
How old is Rocky Balboa in Rocky 6?
What’s the Story? – Inspired once again by the memory of his beloved Adrian, 60-year-old ROCKY BALBOA comes out of retirement to fight the current world champion, an arrogant kid called Mason “The Line” Dixon (Antonio Carver), who embodies a business that’s notoriously corrupt and dulled by mediocre talents.
- In other words, the time is right for Rocky’s comeback – he’s positioned as the “authentic” fighter, compared to Dixon’s commercial product.
- Though he’s initially discouraged by his grumpy brother-in-law, Paulie ( Burt Young ), and resentful son, Rocky Jr.
- Milo Ventimiglia ), Rocky accepts Dixon’s challenge.
Believing that he still has “something in the basement,” Rocky begins training for an exhibition match in Vegas. He’s encouraged by local bartender and single mom Marie (Geraldine Hughes), who suffers emotional abuse from her boyfriend (whom Rocky quickly scares off).
Why did Rocky lose in Rocky 2?
Plot – The film opens with the ending of its predecessor, Rocky, with Apollo Creed ( Carl Weathers ) successfully defending his world heavyweight title courtesy of a split decision. Both fighters are taken to the same hospital due to the extent of their injuries from the match, where Apollo takes back his earlier declaration that there would be no rematch and challenges Rocky ( Sylvester Stallone ) in front of press.
Rocky declines and declares his retirement, his decision supported by his girlfriend, Adrian ( Talia Shire ), and doctors, who reveal he will require surgery for a detached retina which could lead to permanent blindness. After Rocky is discharged from the hospital, he begins to enjoy the benefits of his life’s changes resulting from the match: Rocky’s new fame attracts him an agent who sees Rocky as a potential endorsement and sponsorship goldmine and his sudden wealth encourages him to propose to Adrian.
She happily accepts and they marry in a small ceremony. Soon after, Rocky and Adrian happily learn that Adrian is pregnant with their first child. Meanwhile, fueled by hate mail he has started to receive and unable to shake the feeling that he didn’t deserve to win their earlier fight, Apollo becomes obsessed with the idea of a rematch which is the only way to prove his belief that Rocky’s performance was simply a fluke.
- Determined to rectify his boxing career’s only blemish, Apollo ignores all pleas by his friends and family to move on to other potential opponents and demands his team do whatever necessary to goad Rocky out of retirement and into a rematch.
- Rocky at first seems unaffected by Apollo’s smear campaign, but his inexperience with money causes him to run into financial problems.
After largely unsuccessful attempts to find employment, Rocky visits Mickey Goldmill ( Burgess Meredith ), his trainer, at his gym to talk about the possibility of returning to the ring. At first, Mickey refuses, worried about Rocky’s health, but changes his mind after Apollo publicly insults Rocky on television.
News of the rematch quickly spreads with Adrian hearing about it through the news. She confronts Rocky about it and reminds him of the risk to his eyesight. Rocky argues he knows nothing else so this is the only way he can provide. Adrian, angry at Rocky for breaking his promise, refuses to support him.
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Rocky and Mickey begin training, but it soon becomes apparent Rocky is lacking motivation. Adrian’s brother, Paulie ( Burt Young ), confronts his sister about not supporting her husband, but she faints during the confrontation and is rushed to the hospital where she goes into labor.
Despite being premature, the baby is healthy but Adrian falls into a coma. Rocky blames himself for what has happened and refuses to leave Adrian’s bedside until she wakes up, and will not go to see his new baby until they can see it together. When Adrian comes out of her coma, she finds Rocky by her bedside and the couple are shown with their new baby, a boy, which they name after Rocky.
Adrian gives her blessing to the rematch which enables Rocky to refocus on his training and he quickly gets into shape for the fight. The night of the fight arrives and Apollo has made a public goal of beating Rocky in no more than two rounds to prove the first fight going the full 15 rounds was a fluke.
Rocky is not able to mount much of an offensive effort through the first two rounds but manages to survive them disproving Apollo’s theory that the first fight’s result was a fluke. As before, the fight once again reaches the 15th round, by which point Apollo has built a lead on points that Rocky cannot possibly beat.
However, Apollo’s obsession with knocking Rocky out (against the advice of his corner men) leads him to trade blows with Rocky despite his lead. Rocky lands a devastating blow on Apollo that knocks the champ down, but an exhausted Rocky loses his balance and falls to the canvas as well.
Why isn t Rocky in Creed 3?
Why Did Sylvester Stallone Not Appear? – Warner Bros. Pictures The living legend didn’t appear for straightforward reasons, as Sylvester Stallone opted out of Creed III for creative differences. Stallone earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor as Rocky in the first Creed and has served since as the mentor of Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Michael B.
Jordan), the son of his equally – though unfortunately not living – legendary friend Apollo Creed. Though Stallone still served as producer of the film, Rocky does not appear at all in Creed III, and while the character is name-dropped a couple of times throughout the runtime, his whereabouts are never explained, and he has no impact on the movie at all.
Creed III is a dark film. Adonis must face his childhood friend Damian “Dame” Anderson (Jonathan Majors), whom he abandoned in prison for decades after trying to move on from his poor upbringing, leading to a painful and hateful match between one-time friends.
Did Rocky lose in Rocky 3?
The tide turns, and Rocky is able to overpower the winded and outfoxed Lang, landing blow after blow and dodging Lang’s attempted punches before knocking him out. Rocky is declared the winner and his title as Heavyweight Champion is restored.
Was Rocky 4 a success?
For the Director’s Cut version, see: Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago – The Ultimate Director’s Cut, ” When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing. ” ―Tagline Rocky IV is a 1985 American film written by, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone, It is the fourth and most financially successful entry in the Rocky franchise.
Does Rocky ever lose?
Character biography – Robert “Rocky” Balboa was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1945. He was the only child in a Roman Catholic Italian-American or Italian immigrant family. When Rocky is spoken to in the Italian language by his Italian priest, Father Carmine, it is apparent that Rocky understands Italian very well or fluently, including in a scene in which he translates Italian into English for Tommy Gunn.
However, despite Rocky’s obvious understanding of the Italian language, it is unclear and undetermined how well he actually speaks the Italian language, as his responses to Father Carmine are always in English. During the scene in Rocky in which Rocky takes Adrianna “Adrian” Pennino skating on Thanksgiving, he tells her, “Yeah – My old man, who was never the sharpest, told me I weren’t born with much brain, so I better use my body.” This encouraged him to take up boxing.
He trained very hard so he could grow up to be like his idol Rocky Marciano, Unable to live on the low pay of club fights, and being unable to find work anywhere else, Rocky got a job as a collector for Tony Gazzo, the local loan shark, to make ends meet.
Did Rocky lose in Rocky 4?
Drago desperately tries to get Rocky down with his strong hooks and jabs, but Rocky’s endurance proves too much to crack for exhausted Drago. Like an ultimate opportunist, Rocky finds the right moment and unloads a flurry of ferocious punches – knocking out Drago right before the end of the last round.
Is Rocky still rich in Creed?
Why Rocky Isn’t Rich In The Creed Movies (Despite His Millions In The 1980s) – IMDb After years of boxing, it seems like Rocky should be rich in the movies. Rocky went from being an underdog fighter in the movies to the champ, earning million-dollar purses from beating at the height of the Cold War and being able to afford things as luxurious as a palatial house and a talking robot for Paulie.
By the time (), the son of one of Rocky’s greatest rivals Apollo Creed finds him to ask for his help training for an upcoming fight, Rocky isn’t wealthy at all despite all the public recognition he got from the big fight against in, By the time Donnie finds the Italian Stallion, he’s barely scraping by and living in his old neighborhood when he should have been milking Wheaties endorsements.
In order to understand why Rocky isn’t living a comfortable lif after. : Why Rocky Isn’t Rich In The Creed Movies (Despite His Millions In The 1980s) – IMDb
Was Ivan Drago on steroids?
Character biography – Ivan Drago is an Olympic gold medalist and a boxing champion from the Soviet Union, who had an amateur record of 100–0–0 wins (100 KO). He is billed at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 261 pounds (118 kg). Drago is carefully fitted and trained to be the consummate fighter.
His heart rate and punching power are constantly measured via computers during his workouts. Drago is seen receiving intramuscular injections in the movie, implied to be anabolic steroids, though the actual nature of the injected solution is never explicitly stated; instead, Ludmilla, his wife, states as a joke that Drago is like Popeye and eats spinach every day.
Ivan Drago was forced to leave Russia and move to Ukraine to look after his son Viktor Drago following his loss to Rocky. Drago was married to another athlete, Ludmilla Vobet ( Brigitte Nielsen ), who is mentioned to be a double gold medalist in swimming,
Did Rocky lose his wife?
Death – In autumn of 2001, Adrian learned that she was dying from ovarian cancer. And after a few months, Adrian Balboa passed peacefully away on January 11, 2002 in her sleep, losing her battle with cancer. After her death, her widower Rocky opens an Italian restaurant named after her called Adrian’s,