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Rocky Balboa

Released 2006
Distributor MGM

The sixth film in the long-running Rocky series, Rocky Balboa is director/writer Sly Stallone’s Lion in Winter take on the aging prizefighter, now retired and managing a restaurant in Philadelphia. Critics were kind to the film and in particular Stallone’s touching take on his bowed-but-unbroken alter-ego. The 2006 release was a box office success, due in no small part to the canny use of many of the original film’s signature touches including a rousing Bill Conti score that puts Rocky’s character right up there on Olympus with the other mythological gladiators.

About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.