1h 43min | Action Drama | Release Date: 26.01.2007
Thirty years ago he was a man with no future, working for a small time loan shark. When blind luck landed him the chance to enter the ring against reigning champ, it was the million-to-one-shot of a lifetime. And all he wanted was to go the distance. His courage and perseverance, both in life and in the ring, gave hope to millions.
Now, glory has come and gone and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) spends his evenings telling old stories to the patrons of his restaurant, Adrian’s, named after his late wife, whom he quietly mourns. His son (Milo Ventimiglia) doesn’t want to spend time with him; he’s too busy trying to live his own life. Time and knocks have humbled Rocky, slouched his shoulders and taken away all he had except his old stories, but in his heart he’s still the same man. He’s still a fighter.
Mason Dixon is the reigning heavyweight champion. Since he has never had to prove himself, never faced a truly equal opponent, he is considered by fans to be all skill and no heart, with no real future in the sport…
Until a computer simulation matches him against Rocky Balboa in his prime. Who really would win if the two were evenly matched? Dixon’s manager has an idea how to revitalize his client’s career. It seems like a lark, a joke even. But to Rocky, nearly twice the age of his opponent, this is the second chance he never thought he’d get – a billion-to-one shot to prove to himself and to those he loves that while the body changes, the heart only grows stronger.
Writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone returns to the character that launched his career and became a cultural icon around the world. This is the final chapter in the saga that began in 1976 with Rocky, a film that, like its title character, came out of nowhere to make history – breaking box office records and winning Oscars for Best Picture, Directing and Editing.