Sylvester Stallone's first wife Sasha was the blonde groupie who asked for and got a kiss from Rocky during his public training session for his first fight with Clubber Lang.
Contributed by: Brian Meacham
Prior to the second fight between Rocky and Clubber, as the camera pans the crowd, you can see a part of the large fight poster that appeared in the rafters in Rocky II. On the DVD version, you can read "Philadelphia" at the bottom of this poster for a split second, before it cuts away to the dressing room. They must have just used crowd footage from Rocky II, because the Balboa-Lang fights are supposed to have taken place at Madison Square Garden.
(brother of Sylvester) again has a cameo role as a singer in the gym where Rocky trains, where he sings 'Pushin'.
The statue of Rocky erected in the movie was originally placed on top of the Art Museum steps, then it moved to the Spectrum stadium in Philadelphia. In 2006, the Statue returned to the Art Museum near the foot of the steps.
Contributed by: John Sciara
Mr T. makes his feature film debut in this movie. In the scene where Rocky is being honored with a statue, look at the first drum as the scene opens. On the drum is writen Mr. T. I had seen it when I first saw the movie, where it was clear to see, but if you look close even on the smaller screen you can still see it.
The last words Mickey says before he dies are 'it hurts me'.
Contributed by: Mani Motamed
Everyone thinks that Rocky is driving a Ferrari Testarossa in the scene where he is driving around at night. It is actually a Lamborghini Jalpa.
He also had a red Lamborghini Countach in the driveway that he did not drive in the film. You can see that when he is washing the car in the driveway.
Artist LeRoy Neiman made a cameo appearance as the ring announcer in the Rocky-Thunderlips charity match. A painting he did for the movie featuring Rocky and Apollo is shown in the closing credits.
Thunderlips is billed at a height of nearly 7 feet tall. Hulk Hogan is really 6-feet, 6-inches tall.
Rocky III was written and directed by Stallone himself.