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Rocky III Details


Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him famous in this wildly successful sequel. Rocky III starts with the Italian Stallion so famous that his likeness is everywhere, including pinball machines. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to young thug Clubber Lang (Mr. T), who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's beloved trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), before their first championship bout. After sinking into a depression, Balboa must regain the love and support of his family, as well as the elusive "eye of the tiger," the hungry need to beat the opponent which former foe Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) teaches him during this film's de rigueur training sequence. In the end, Balboa faces off against Lang for a second time. "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song Stallone commissioned from the band Survivor, became a huge hit single. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:May 28, 1982


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Peterik Best Original Song 1982 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Peterik Best Song 1982 Nominee


Sylvester Stallone
as Rocky Balboa
Carl Weathers
as Apollo Creed
Mr. T
as Clubber Lang
Talia Shire
as Adrian
Burt Young
as Paulie
Burgess Meredith
as Mickey
Hulk Hogan
as Thunderlips
Al Silvani
as Al
Wally Taylor
as Clubber's manager
Tony Burton
as Duke
Julius Le Flore
as Challenger
Carey Lindley
as Challenger
Mario Machado
as Interviewer
Leroy Neiman
Stu Nahan
as Title Rematch Commentator
Leslie Morris
Big Yank
as Sparring Partner
Bob Minor
as Challenger
Leif Erickson
Chuck Tamburro
as Challenger
Don Sherman
as Andy
Russell Forte
David R. Ellis
as Opponent
Jim Healy
as Wrestling Commentator
Eddie Smith
as Clubber's Cornerman
Mickey Gilbert
as Police
Marty Denkin
as Title Referee
Bill Baldwin
Frank Stallone
as Opponent/Singer
Jeff Temkin
as Rematch Ring Announcer
Ray Gedeon
as Wrestling Referee
Jeff Bannister
Ray Gideon
Tony Brubaker
as Challenger
Rex Pierson
as Challenger
George O'Mara
as Opponent
Lou Filippo
as Rematch Referee
Jophery Brown
as Challenger
David Cadiente
as Opponent
J.D. Smith
as Opponent
Bill Medley
Clarke Coleman
as Police
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Derelict


Sylvester Stallone
Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Arthur Chobanian
Sylvester Stallone
Bill Butler
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Jim Peterik
Mark Warner
Don Zimmerman
William J. Cassidy
Production Designer
Ron Foreman
Art Director
James D. Brubaker
Associate Producer
Herb Nanas
Executive Producer
Tom Bronson
Costume Designer
James D. Brubaker
Production Manager
Michael Westmore