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Rocky III Behind The Scenes

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Training together. Rocky and Apollo Creed.
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1982 Action / Adventure movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith et al.
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Hulk Hogan received the initial offer to be in the movie after a wrestling match against André the Giant at Shea Stadium. At first, he thought one of the wrestlers was pulling a prank on him. When he returned from a tour of Japan, Hogan received a Western Union letter he had to sign for. The contents: Sylvester Stallone's offer to be in the movie. He immediately signed on for the role of Thunderlips.
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In preparation for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone dropped from 195 to 155 pounds. His daily regime included a breakfast of toast and six to ten soft boiled egg whites!
Contributed by: Charles
Though Mr. T. seems to have a menacing presence on film, in reality he is not a very large man. It is said that he stands only around 5'8" or 5'9" which is about the same height (if not a bit shorter) as Sylvester Stallone. It has also been said that during the toe to toe face off scenes between Rocky and Clubber, Mr. T. had to stand on a box or platform to appear much larger than Stallone.
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The fight sequence between Rocky and Thunderlips took 8.5 days to film.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
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