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Rocky III Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Rocky III

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Rocky III Picture
Training together. Rocky and Apollo Creed.

Production

Go behind the scenes on the 1982 Action / Adventure movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith More Cast


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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!
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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.



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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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1982 MGM / UA
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