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Stallone squares up for Rocky VI
Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2005 | Richard Simpson

Posted on 10/14/2005 12:52:15 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

His last bout was with his protègè-turned-rival Tommy Gunn in Rocky V.

Now, more than 15 years on - and 30 years since first putting on his boxing gloves - Rocky Balboa is making another comeback.

Hollywood sources confirmed last night that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to star in the sixth instalment of the Rocky saga.

Filming starts in Los Angeles in December and Stallone, who will turn 60 next year, is also lined up to direct.

A spokesman from the star's agent Paul Bloch said: 'There is a script, but it has yet to get the green light.'

This is industry-speak for Stallone being in advanced talks, but having yet to officially announce his commitment to the project.

In Rocky VI, a lonely, poverty-stricken Balboa comes out of retirement and looks to keep his hand in with a few low-profile fights.

But his return to the ring causes a media frenzy and a promoter comes up with the idea that he should fight the heavyweight champion, Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Stallone is understood to have been back in the gym in preparation for the role.

Although the film is to be made in Los Angeles, it is unclear whether it will be set in Rocky's hometown of Philadelphia. The supporting cast has not been announced.

Rocky will signal something of a renaissance for 59-year- old Stallone, who will turn 60 during filming, and comes as he attempts to revive his other career-defining role, Rambo.

The fourth film in that series is currently in pre-production and will also be produced by Stallone.

The actor became one of Hollywood's highest-paid leading men as the monosyllabic Rocky.

For the first film, in 1976, he was paid just £15,000. But for each sequel he got a huge pay rise - and for Rocky V he earned £10million.

His last role was a cameo in last year's Sky Kids 3. Previously, he had failed to set the box office alight with D-Tox, Driven and the remake of Get Carter.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boxing; cutmemick; hollywood; hollywoodpinglist; justletitdie; media; movie; rambo; rocky; stallone; yoadrianne

1 posted on 10/14/2005 12:52:18 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

For the love of GOD why?


2 posted on 10/14/2005 12:55:54 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Cindy Sheehan, American Traitor)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Unnngh.


3 posted on 10/14/2005 1:01:16 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Mebbe lots of money to be made in 'product cameos': Depenze; Polygrip; Ensure.


4 posted on 10/14/2005 1:03:52 AM PDT by dasboot
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To: West Coast Conservative

Prediction:

Rocky will push Talia Shire into the center of the ring in a wheel chair.


5 posted on 10/14/2005 1:13:14 AM PDT by beaver fever
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To: West Coast Conservative

How does Rocky Balboa, who made so much money boxing , become "poverty-stricken" after all these years?
Did he invest in Sylvester Stallone movies?
Seriously, the first Rocky was a very good film, and the sequels progressively got slicker and emptier as Stallone found the right formula for commercial success. Too bad, because there was SO much to like in the first one.


6 posted on 10/14/2005 1:21:53 AM PDT by willyboyishere ("When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest".....)
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To: West Coast Conservative

What about Rambo IV? Would make more sense now.


7 posted on 10/14/2005 1:35:01 AM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: eclectic
Maybe. In Rambo III he fought with the mujahidin. In Rambo IV he can go back and fight against them.
8 posted on 10/14/2005 2:04:19 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: willyboyishere

Dont you remember? When Rocky went to Russia, his brother in law left power of atornay to his crooked lawyer, who liquidated his property in a real estate scam of sorts, and lost it all, which led us to Rocky V.

I am under the impression that not only is Rocky broke and needs a few fights, but so is Stallone...broke, and needs a comback...especially after GET CARTER.


9 posted on 10/14/2005 2:08:27 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Back home, safe and sound!!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Not for the love of God. For the LOVE OF MONEY.


10 posted on 10/14/2005 2:11:52 AM PDT by TruthFactor
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To: West Coast Conservative
Hollywood never overestimates the intelligence of the American people. A 60-year-old "Rocky" fighting the heavyweight champion? Sure, why not?

Next we'll see John Travolta revive the role of Vinnie Barbarino in "Welcome Back Kotter." In 2006, Vinnie and the Sweathogs are still mixing it up in Kotter's classroom. In the first episode, Vinnie gets dentures and worries about his ability to get a date. Meanwhile, Mr. Kotter and his wife go to the Social Security office to get the paperwork started on his retirement. The Sweathogs show up unexpectedly to try to convince the Social Security people that "Mr. Kotter" is not old enough to retire and that he should keep on teaching because the Sweathogs really, really need him.

See, I could be a Hollywood writer. It's that simple.

11 posted on 10/14/2005 2:48:25 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Are we really only at VI? I thought that there were more.


12 posted on 10/14/2005 3:12:26 AM PDT by saveliberty (lgf header says - "There is no hell. There is only France")
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To: Armedanddangerous
Let's see. Rocky is now 78 years old. But he cannot resist getting in the ring against the 6'8" Muslim World Boxing Champion. At first, the fight looks like it over when Rocky's dentures fly across the ring. But somewhere, deep down inside, Rocky finds a reservoir of . . .

ARGHHHHHHH.

13 posted on 10/14/2005 3:26:34 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: West Coast Conservative
The first was GREAT...the second was OK. After that it was a parody of itself... ...YO, Adrian
14 posted on 10/14/2005 3:27:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" R. Heinlein)
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To: RaceBannon

"I am under the impression that not only is Rocky broke and needs a few fights,"

Is Rocky going to fight Willie Nelson?


15 posted on 10/14/2005 3:43:52 AM PDT by takbodan (.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Now aged 60, after a lifetime of fighting, Rocky must face his most fearsome opponent yet ... incontinence.


16 posted on 10/14/2005 3:44:41 AM PDT by English Nationalist
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To: English Nationalist

Always leave it up to Freepers to get me laughing in the morning! The was extremely funny!


17 posted on 10/14/2005 3:49:37 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I liked the first and third Rocky movies...loved Mr. T in Rocky III. A 60-year old Stallone in the ring...don't think that will fly.


18 posted on 10/14/2005 3:50:39 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: IndyTiger
"...a 60-year old Stallone in the ring...don't think that will fly."

Yeah, but is anyone else impressed at the condition that 60 year-old guy is in?!

19 posted on 10/14/2005 3:57:50 AM PDT by Chasaway (Note to self: Remember to change your tagline!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Rocky VI tentative title: "Stop or My Mom Will Punch Your Lights Out"


20 posted on 10/14/2005 4:00:46 AM PDT by Hardastarboard
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To: West Coast Conservative

Pitiful...just pitiful.


21 posted on 10/14/2005 5:09:40 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: RetSignman

I believe I read somewhere that he will be fighting Angela Lansbury in this one.


22 posted on 10/14/2005 5:21:52 AM PDT by observer821
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To: West Coast Conservative; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Rocky VI Feet Under.


23 posted on 10/14/2005 5:36:27 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Boxed boxer.)
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To: eclectic

Rocky VItamin Supplement.


24 posted on 10/14/2005 5:39:15 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Straight to VIdeo.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Rocky VIagra.


25 posted on 10/14/2005 5:39:53 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Straight to VIdeo.)
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To: martin_fierro

Million Dollar Grampa


26 posted on 10/14/2005 5:42:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: observer821
I believe I read somewhere that he will be fighting Angela Lansbury in this one.

Rocky VI: Murder, She Wrote . . . I Think . . . I Can't Remember

27 posted on 10/14/2005 5:43:03 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Natural memory loss plus cumulative brain damage--what a combination.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

But will he be disqualified if he throws out his hip?


28 posted on 10/14/2005 5:45:12 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: RaceBannon

Don't forget the forgettable "Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot!".


29 posted on 10/14/2005 5:47:37 AM PDT by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: beaver fever
Prediction:
Rocky will push Talia Shire into the center of the ring in a wheel chair.

Ha! It could happen.

Did you know that she is Francis Ford Coppola's sister?
Her son is the actor Jason Schwartzman, who was in one of my favorite movies, Rushmore.

30 posted on 10/14/2005 5:51:44 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Rocky VI: Rascal® in the Ring
31 posted on 10/14/2005 5:52:16 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Scooter flick.)
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To: Constitution Day

Rocky VI: Bored of the Ring


32 posted on 10/14/2005 5:53:35 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (One Ring to Bore Them All.)
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To: Armedanddangerous
For the love of GOD why?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

33 posted on 10/14/2005 5:55:46 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Charles Henrickson

Remember Airplane, or was it Airplane 2? Where the guy buys the bomb at the newsstand at the airport? THe poster on wall was for "ROCKY XXXVIII"?


34 posted on 10/14/2005 5:56:34 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Jagdgewehr; eclectic

Rambo IV: Tired Blood


35 posted on 10/14/2005 5:57:50 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson ("Rambo" is actually a family name on my mother's side, dating back to 1640.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Ha! Who's he gonna fight? George Foreman? Thomas "Hit Man" Hearnes? Can't wait to hear what the so-called plot will be.


36 posted on 10/14/2005 5:59:16 AM PDT by al_c
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To: willyboyishere
How does Rocky Balboa, who made so much money boxing , become "poverty-stricken" after all these years?

Reference Mike Tyson for your answer.

37 posted on 10/14/2005 5:59:59 AM PDT by al_c
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To: West Coast Conservative

In recent years, Stallone has begun to look like the late and unlamentede Hafez Al Asaad.


38 posted on 10/14/2005 8:18:25 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Rocky Vitamin Supplement".

Stallone has been pushing his own brand of bodybuilding supplements for years. BTW, does anyone know how residuals work? Surely he's making a living off of all those movies he made. His thrashing around trying to revive his career during the last 20 years is just sad, and this is the saddest thing of all.

39 posted on 10/14/2005 10:18:54 AM PDT by jordan8
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To: West Coast Conservative
Prediction:

A 60 year old Rocky fights a few fights, trains really hard (cue sports montage ala South Park) then gets thrown into a heavyweight title fight only to miss it due to a Matlock episode on at the same time as the fight.
40 posted on 10/14/2005 10:30:38 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: West Coast Conservative

41 posted on 10/14/2005 11:00:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: willyboyishere

He went broke in Rocky V.


42 posted on 10/14/2005 11:03:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Constitution Day

The funny thing about Francis Ford Coppola is that he always said his hero was Orson Welles. Now, much like his hero, he is reduced to selling wine to make money.


43 posted on 10/14/2005 11:05:14 AM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The supporting cast has not been announced.

I hear Iron Mike tyson is looking for work.

44 posted on 10/14/2005 11:06:41 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Clemenza

I guess I don't pay much attentions to the so-called "plots " of anything after Rocky 2. All those sequels were SUCH disappointments. BTW, I was also disappointed that you were not in Godfather 3.


45 posted on 10/14/2005 9:29:52 PM PDT by willyboyishere ("When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest".....)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Stallone pissed his career away on remakes and bad movies (Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!")

Really, he's only had 4 good movies: The original Rocky and Rambo, Cliffhanger, and Demolition Man. I always thought Stallone should have did a movie with Schwarzenegger, maybe played the villian in T2, but rumor had it that they hated each other up until the mid-90s when both of their stars started to wane.

46 posted on 10/14/2005 9:34:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Nooooo. I loved Rocky and Rocky 2, but this is getting sad.


47 posted on 10/14/2005 9:35:38 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: All

I'll tell you what Stallone should have played. He should have gotten the film rights to the Mack Bolan-Executioner book series and made a couple of good movies from that.

That has/had the potential to be a good action franchise.

I know he was looking at that character 20 years ago, but nothing ever happened. He still isn't too old to play the guy, as Bolan was written as a Vietnam vet.


48 posted on 10/15/2005 8:41:00 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Cindy Sheehan, American Traitor)
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To: Chasaway
A 60 year old guy can get in shape, yes. He can't get handspeed. He can't get reflexes. He's a hair-dyed, wrinkle-smoothed, worked-out punching bag.
49 posted on 10/15/2005 8:48:47 AM PDT by VadeRetro (I'll have a few sleepless nights after I send you over, sure! But it'll pass.)
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