Rocky III Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Rocky III

A fighter. A lover. A legend. The Greatest Challenge.
Rocky III Picture
Training together. Rocky and Apollo Creed.


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

Mr T, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Hulk Hogan, Ian Fried, Al Silvani, Bill Baldwin Sr., Gene Crane, Ian Fried, Ray Gedeon Update 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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