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Rocky III is a american film of genre Drama directed by Sylvester Stallone released in USA on 28 may 1982 with Mr. T

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky III
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Released in USA 28 may 1982
Length 1h39
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Action
Rating67% 3.399383.399383.399383.399383.39938

Rocky III is a 1982 American film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in the Rocky film series, and the second in the franchise to be directed by Stallone.

The movie features returning co-stars Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire and Burt Young. Rocky III also marks the film debuts of Mr. T as James "Clubber" Lang, and of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan as the supporting character "Thunderlips".

Rocky III is the first installment in the series to be distributed by MGM/UA rather than merely by United Artists. In 1980, United Artists, who owned the rights to the Rocky films, made Heaven's Gate, a film which cost $44 million and made only $3 million. In response, United Artists' owner, Transamerica, sold United Artists to MGM, forming MGM/UA in 1981.

The film's main theme "Eye of the Tiger", was written by the group Survivor and became a smash hit single, topping the U.S. Billboard charts and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

The fourth installment in the series, Rocky IV, was released on November 27, 1985.


In the four and a half years since winning the world heavyweight title, Rocky Balboa has had a string of successful title defenses (10) and has seen his fame, wealth and celebrity increase. While unveiling a statue of himself at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rocky is publicly challenged by James "Clubber" Lang (Mr. T), a ferocious new boxer rapidly climbing the ranks. Lang accuses Rocky of intentionally accepting challenges from lesser opponents, and after making a sexual remark toward Rocky's wife Adrian (Talia Shire), his challenge is accepted.


Mr. T

(Clubber Lang)
Carl Weathers

(Apollo Creed)
Talia Shire

(Adrianna "Adrian" Pennino Balboa)
Burt Young

Burgess Meredith

(Mickey Goldmill)
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