The fifth film in the Rocky series, Rocky V, was released almost four years after this parody. 4. Late one night, Rocky reunites with a much older "Little" Marie (Geraldine Hughes), a once mischievous neighbourhood girl (whom he first met in Rocky) now working as a bartender at the Lucky Seven, a tavern Rocky once frequented in the mid-70s, and a single parent of a teenaged son born out of wedlock: Stephenson, nicknamed "Steps" (James Francis Kelly III). Milo Ventimiglia plays Rocky's son Robert, now an adult. 2. The sixth Rocky film, Rocky Balboa, was released 20 years after Rocky VI. James Francis Kelly III as Stephenson ("Steps"), Marie's son, whom Rocky befriends. 2016 4:11 PM. Dixon sends Rocky to one knee in the final round, but the elder fighter pulls himself to his feet for one last assault. He also battles personal demons involving his grief over Adrian's death, the changing times, and his eroding relationship with his son Robert (Milo Ventimiglia), a struggling corporate employee. In the film, the two boxers fight at Töölö Sports Hall in Helsinki. In the closing shot, Rocky returns home and visits Adrian's grave again to thank her for helping him, saying: "Yo Adrian, we did it". The two opponents then continue to punish each other severely throughout the remainder of the final round, ending with both men still standing. Family Guy Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Rocky Balboa (also known as Rocky VI) is the sixth and final instalment in the Rocky film series, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The film was seen at a party in Joe and Bonnie Swanson's home in "Petergeist". “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. 1 hour ago. Bet that outside gym when it's over 100 degrees is fun! Rocky Balboa (Rocky VI) May. , Rocky VI is still shown at many film festivals. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa. Boxing promoter Lou DiBella plays himself in the movie and acts as Dixon's promoter in the film.  It received mostly negative reviews. 27. The film, which was also written by Stallone who plays underdog boxer: Rocky Balboa, is the sixth film in the Rocky series that began with the Academy Award-winning Rocky thirty years earlier in 1976. 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. Rocky VI is a 1986 nine-minute black-and-white short parody of Rocky IV by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.The film stars Antti Juhani "Silu" Seppälä (Leningrad Cowboys) as Rocky and Sakari Kuosmanen as Igor, his Soviet opponent.In the film, the two boxers fight at Töölö Sports Hall in Helsinki.The much bigger Igor quickly knocks out Rocky and wins the match. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. https://videa.hu/videok/film-animacio/rocky-6-zdMP77c2favxY9AD At this point Rocky Balboa, the actual sixth installment, had not been released yet. For the sixth entry in the, "Finnish films at festivals - Documentaries and short films", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rocky_VI_(1986_film)&oldid=967143276, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 July 2020, at 11:28. In addition to Stallone, the film stars Burt Young as Paulie, Rocky's brother-in-law, and real-life boxer Antonio Tarver as Mason "The Line" Dixon, the current World Heavyweight Champion in the film. Rocky thanks an appreciative Dixon for the fight, and leaves the ring to the adulation of the crowd as the result is announced: Rocky losing by split decision. Paulie (Burt Young), Rocky's brother-in-law and longtime friend, continues to support him whenever he can. In contrast, the simulation inspires Rocky to take up boxing again — an intention that goes public when he successfully renews his license. Adrian's tombstone is still at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, just to the southeast of the main entrance. Rocky VI is a fictional sequel in the Rocky franchise of films. The film stars Antti Juhani "Silu" Seppälä (Leningrad Cowboys) as Rocky and Sakari Kuosmanen as Igor, his Soviet opponent. Rocky VI is a 1986 nine-minute black-and-white short parody of Rocky IV by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. 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 falling popularity. Rocky sets straight to training with Apollo Creed's old trainer Duke (Tony Burton) who quickly surmises that the slow and arthritic Rocky can only compete by building his strength and punching power as much as possible. In 2004, the film was screened at Finále Plzeň in Czech Republic and at Xèntric at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona in Spain. “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa. 3. This article is about the parody film. 1. Meanwhile on the professional boxing circuit, the newly crowned world heavyweight champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon (Antonio Tarver), reigns undefeated, but he is ridiculed for having never gone up against a real contender. A budding romantic relationship between Rocky and Marie was implied, but never fully explored by Rocky out of his reverence for Adrian. Rocky Balboa Street Gear (Rocky Series 1), Rocky Balboa White Trunks (Rocky Series 1), "Rocky Balboa (2006): Full Production Credits", http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/337682/Rocky-Balboa/credits, numbers.com/movies/2006/RCKY6.php "Rocky Balboa", http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1570048,00.html, "Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa comes to DVD, PSP and Blu-ray in March", http://www.monstersandcritics.com/dvd/news/article_1264409.php/Sylvester_Stallone%92s_Rocky_Balboa_comes_to_DVD_PSP_and_Blu-ray_in_March, https://rocky.fandom.com/wiki/Rocky_Balboa_(film)?oldid=14218. In "Back to the Woods", a poster of Rocky Balboa is seen at the video store. The film also holds many references to people and objects from previous instalments in the series, especially the first. Stallone also mentioned that the storyline of Rocky Balboa parallels his own struggles and triumphs in recent times.. Rocky Balboa was produced as another sequel to the Academy Award-winning Rocky. This installment has Rocky Balboa, still played by Sylvester Stallone, deciding to challenge a Martian to a boxing match on Mars, to his wife Adrian's disapproval.  In 2007, the film was screened at Tampere Film Festival as part of a Kaurismäki retrospective.. According to Stallone, he was "negligent" in the production of Rocky V leaving him and many of the fans disappointed with the presumed end of the series. ESPN 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 controversial KO victory for Balboa, further riling the champ. The film, which was also written by Stallone who plays underdog boxer: Rocky Balboa, is the sixth film in the Rocky series that began with the Academy Award-winning Rocky thirty years earlier in 1976. With some hesitation, both men agree to the match, creating a media buzz that stabs at Rocky's has-been status and Dixon's credibility. In the title, the letter VI does not actually represent number six, but an inverted IV, of Rocky IV, the specific film parodied. 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. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in his late fifties and retired from boxing for sixteen years, lives a quiet life as a widower; his wife Adrian (Talia Shire) had died from cancer in 2002. Rocky VI is a fictional sequel in the Rocky franchise of films. This frustrates the champ, causing tension with the public and his promoters, and encouraging him to return to his roots - the small gym he first trained in, as well as his old trainer who sagely tells him that he will inevitably earn back his respect (and more importantly, his self-respect) through fighting a true opponent. The much bigger Igor quickly knocks out Rocky and wins the match. It was released on March 20, 2007, to coincide with the Blu-ray and DVD release. With Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young. Official Press Kit Synopsis: The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round of the Academy Award-winning Rocky franchise. The film portrays Balboa in retirement, a widower living in Philadelphia, and the owner and operator of a local Italian restaurant called "Adrian's", named after his late wife. He runs a small but very successful Italian restaurant named after her, where he regales his patrons with stories of his past. It also features the return of two minor characters from the original movie into larger roles in this film: Marie, the young woman that Rocky attempts to steer away from trouble; and Spider Rico, the first opponent that Rocky is shown fighting in the original film.