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August 27, 2006

Duke is Back!

Fan favorite, TONY BURTON returns as "Duke" to train Rocky [SYLVESTER STALLONE] as he prepares to go to war with a younger more skilled oppponent. - Craig Zablo



The final round of the Academy Award™-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006. Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.

Photo by: John Bramley

2006 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., and Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC

68 Comments:

Blogger Slystallonefan said...

You got to get that look back ROck. EYE OF THE TIGER MAN :)

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Fan said...

Rock, "you're gonna eat lightnin and you're gonna crap thunder!"

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable...

Sly Gives us more than we expected !

sly system

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous silver said...

Awsome picture! i love the sutle aproach with Rocky he has alot of clothes on for sparring, lets see if Duke has tort him some hurtin bombs :) cant wait to see this movie.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait until I see that in theatres. Great Photo. Thanks Craig!

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

great pic!!! love duke.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

great pic!!! love duke. duke.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I saw you beat that man like you never beat no man before. And the man kept comin' after you! Now we don't need that kind of man in our lives."

You go, Duke!

Sgt Mendez, A.

August 27, 2006  
Blogger Cain_o_Abel said...

GO ROCKY!

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kick ass rock!!!!!you rule.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Rocky getting ready to open the rusty gates and work through blood,sweat n tears...

We are going to remember this torturous build up to opening day as one of the best parts of the Rocky Balboa experience.

Peace,
Jazz
http://www.theartofjazzman.com

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rock has to go out on top.....Like te Miracle movie, America is ready for this.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that this is the definitive resolution to the series, it should offer a curtain call with all of the characters from the five films.

While it's great to see Duke, we should also see his past opponents, Father Carmine, George Washington Duke, even if only briefly.

I get the sense that this won't happen, but it would be great to get their reaction to Rocky returning to the ring after such a long absence.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duke sucks.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go out a winner Rock! Redeem yourself....

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE DUKE !!!!!!!!

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Duke say "Sparring is out" in the trailer? -:) BTW after 3 horrible movies, Sly is back with something that comes straight from his heart.

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Belle photo.
Ca me fait tres plaisir de revoir Duke,avec un role vraiment important cette fois.
Ca m'avait fait de la peine,de pas le voir dans le 5...a part au debut.

Thanks a lot Craig!!! :p

August 28, 2006  
Blogger Lotofsly said...

Duke will make a Rocky harder than ever !!!

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous northeastboard.com said...

Another sweet pic! Thanks Craig!

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky est de retour pour le plus grand bonheur de tous ses fans et particulièrement les français qui sont de plus en plus nombreux et jeunes.la France est avec toi,sly et pour toujours.

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I see three of him out there!"
"Hit the one in the middle!"
"YEAH! HIT THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE!"

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

Rocky is going OT for this fight! 8-)

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Burton has ALWAYS been the key to belivablity and reality in the ROCKY series.

There were a few moments i had chills because of Sly speaking, directing, and in action. One vibe i'll never forget, is Tony in "Duke" mode, screaming ringside at ROCKY. I THINK that he's going to have more to do with this installment, than in the entire series. And i KNOW that if he WAS NOT in this installment, i would be 50% less interested. THANX SLY 4 BRINGING HIM BACK. If they use the takes i seen on the set, Mr. Burton is going to surprise alot of people. Just LOOK AT HIM in the AWESOME trailer. "BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA".-=christopher

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad Tony Duke is in Rocky Balboa! He brings a lot of feeling to the series. Cool photo.

August 28, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Great picture! Love that Tony Duke. He will bring a lot of heart to this movie, and I am happy he's in it. Let's start buildin some hurtin bombs!!!!!

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now you're going to have to go through hell. Worse than any nightmare that you've ever seen. But, in the end, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it. Do it."

duke is great.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good. But brick not hit back!!

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahaha the last comment it's from the van damme's movie Bloodsport. who is the guy with Duke?

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not a man, he's a machine. Go Rocky. Lets kick some ass.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see old Duke back..."let`s start building some hurting bombs"...Yeah,I like it!!!

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

hey there old duke ya back. yes it is out on my birthday but only in usa gutted lol

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back, its gonna be hard and i no your'll be the best, do your stuff and show the world that age doesn't change a thing, i no you still have the power in you, nice to see Duke again xx

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on rocky i didn't hear no bell get up u son of a bitch cos mickey loves ya

chase this little chicken if u can catch this thing u can catch grease lightning

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did duke come from if you watch rocky 4 where there have just arrived before the training when he on about apollo being like a son roickt calls him tony

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duke ya es parte de la saga...verl otra vez a este querido personaje reaviva el espiritu de la serie, y brinda un claro sentido de homenaje.Excelente foto !
Saludos su amigo Ricardo,
A Fan From Uruguay

August 29, 2006  
Blogger DJD said...

i went for a 3 mile run today and yo uknow what i kept saying?

NO PAIN!
NO PAIN!
NO PAIN!

Viva La Rocky.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant wait till it comes out. ur doing a great job with the photos. and heres my fav rocky quote.

"when you feel like your goin down and u cant get up. ull hear me saying. GET UP U SON OF A BITCH. cus mickey loves ya." i wish he could be alive to see this.

we love u burgess meridith!

August 29, 2006  
Blogger Slash said...

Thank God he's back!
Rocky's the kinda man I strive to be. Even when he was a 'two bit leg breaker for some second rate loan shark', the man had integrity.

In my book - he's the greatest character ever to come out of cinema!

August 30, 2006  
Blogger LousyBum said...

I love Duke BUT why didnt he kick Rock a few dolloars in part 5, bet he had millions. LOUSY BUM!!!!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duke,you are needed to make sure Rocky is in his best shape of his life!!

:)
Visnur

August 30, 2006  
Blogger Craig Zablo said...

Slystallonefan said... EYE OF THE TIGER MAN :)

Craig: You know it

silver said... Awsome picture!

Craig: So you can imagine how cool the movie is going to be!

sly center: Can't wait until I see that in theatres. Great Photo. Thanks Craig!

Craig: My pleasure.

rambo89 said... great pic!!! love duke.

Craig: Yeah, everyone loves Duke!

Pelado 7 said... GO ROCKY!

Craig: Go Pelado7!

Jazzman said We are going to remember this torturous build up to opening day as one of the best parts of the Rocky Balboa experience.

Craig: Hmmm… The Rocky Balboa Experience! Now that sounds like a live show I‘d like to see!

northeastboard.com said... Another sweet pic! Thanks Craig!

Craig: Always a pleasure!

Bridget said... Great picture! Love that Tony Duke. He will bring a lot of heart to this movie, and I am happy he's in it. Let's start buildin some hurtin bombs!!!!!

Craig: Well said Bridget!

Slash said... Thank God he's back! Rocky's the kinda man I strive to be. Even when he was a 'two bit leg breaker for some second rate loan shark', the man had integrity. In my book - he's the greatest character ever to come out of cinema!

Craig: Well said!

August 30, 2006  
Blogger salvat0 said...

Une très belle image que voilà. Le retour de Tony Duke! Ca nous manquait vraiment. Comme l'a dit Charlotte, c'était dommage de le voir que furtivement dans Rocky V. Surtout pour un personnage qui a pris de l'importance au fil des épisodes. Bref, l'Europe s'impatiente!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not quite sure about this film. the first 3 were the best, the second one was the best of the best.

with 4 and 5, i think they stretched it.

it's pretty crazy though, did you know that in rocky V, rocky was sapposed to die in the streetfight?
sylvester did a last-minute changed to the storyline because he didnt want the cult fellowship to die.

o tell you the truth rocky balboa should stick to training other boxers.

"You've got one more round, now get up! you sunofagun, MICKEY LOVES YA!"

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Duke's trailer phrase. Makes me want to develop some "hurtin' bombs!"

Don't know how well that will work around the office, though...look out watercoolers!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rock sylvester you are my favorite idal you are my hero i have been boxing for a while trying to get into the contender but rock kick his ass

August 31, 2006  
Blogger DanielKyte said...

Duke, i love the man to bits, i think he was a very under liked and under rated character in the rocky series.
His reactions in the rocky v apollo fights as well as the rocky v drago fight were simply amazing, " get away from him, this man is breaking u up on the inside, "
Glad he's back !!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching the Rocky movies for years. I honestly don't think I would have been an all american football player and had much of my success if I had not tried to mirror my mental and physical toughness after Rocky. He's a true inspiration and role model as well!!!!!!! One more round!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Edmundo de França Pinto said...

The wait is ending, the emotion is going increasing and Rocky Balboa, the best, the legend, it is returning to the movies!
Edmundo, fan of Rocky Balboa of Brazil!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sono una fans di rocky balboa dal primo momento che l ho visto, sono contenta che ritorna al cinema, sono sicura che farà rivivere a tutti delle emozioni forti.
ci sono tante cose che vorrei poter dire a rocky che è il mio mito... ti faccio un grosso saluto!
ti vogliamo bene...

Viviana

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo duke train this man show him the run to the victory

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

NO PAIN, NO PAIN, NO PAIN LETS SEE SOME HURTIN BOMS

MICKY LOVES YA
AND SO DO I

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky is a real hero in the world

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're right Holls Sly
so do I

September 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its looking good and using a light heavy weight for the film makes sly look bigger just for the hurt'n pound effect is a smart move glad to see duke back go rock " Your the one all yor power all your love"

September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what America needs right now just in time for christmas thank you Sly

September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope in the end,rocky beats the SHlT out of this pug...lol

September 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats next rambo

September 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one of your big fan in my country but I think that we do not need another Rocky in this word !! we have enough of Rocky and Rambo....in any way good luck men...

September 21, 2006  
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September 22, 2006  
Anonymous willo said...

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September 22, 2006  
Blogger Jugador Nro ° 12 said...

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September 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHERMAN, GO FOR ONE MORE ROUND

September 22, 2006  
Blogger alejandro said...

Stallone me siento realmente dichoso de ver la proxima Rocky, he visto todas cientos de veces, y estoy muy Feliz de enterarme que aun hay un Round mas... Polly sos los maximo y Duke me alegra que esten ahi. Mucha suerte Stallone y seguro que el mundo se va a emosionar con la vuelta del Mas grande luchador de ficcion de todos los tiempos. Desde aqui, de Argentina todos estamos esperando una nueva batalla. GRACIAAAAASSSSS

September 23, 2006  
Anonymous Alejandro said...

My name is Alejandro Merizalde from Colombia S.A . Im your biggest fan since I was 5 years old when I saw my 1st Rocky movie. Ive been inspired all my life with your story and I hope that you do good in this film (I know you are). Thank you for inspiring me throughout my life WIN ROCKY WIN!!!!!!! thank you!!!!

September 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its great to see the rockys back quote from duke you hurt you see you see hes not a nachine hes a man

September 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont give up rocky take this bum out just like u did to drago

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous andrew dawson said...

go for it rock get up you son of a bitch because micky loves ya do it one more round one more round i didnt hear no bell keep up the good work sly mate you look in peak form

October 06, 2006  

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