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October 03, 2006

Real vs Reel Punch

Writer, director and star SYLVESTER STALLONE (left), shows former lightheavyweight champ ANTONIO TARVER (Mason Dixon) how to throw a realistic movie punch while on the set of "ROCKY BALBOA." The final round of the Academy Award® -winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006.
-Craig Zablo



Photo by John Bramley

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

71 Comments:

Anonymous rambo89 said...

man i cant wait until april ,this movie going to kick a$$!

great pic.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Roberto said...

Sly please come to Brazil in december!!
All the best !
Roberto Angeli

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maaan I'm really look forward to the inevitable behind the scenes DVD extras.

Nice shot. Poor Tarver is daydreaming, oblivious to the punishment in store.

Peace,
Jazz

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE tell me that Antonio Tarver can act better than Tommy Morrison...PLEASE!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait for this movie!!!!

its la best!!!

ROCKY!!! ROCKY!!! ROCKY!!!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like he's paying close attention by looking off.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traver doesnt look like he can punch. is he really a former lightheavyweight boxer?

He looks like some idiots to me.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous I Must Break U said...

Nice pic.

Rocky Balboa shocks the world on December 22.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Great!!
Thanks Craig for all these pics.
I can't wait march.
Please december in France!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm excited!! (Big Kev voice)

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Pic. Come on Rocky

Shai

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Antreas said...

You are great Rocko!!! Lets go Sly..! Antonio Traver looks great.. But i think that a match between Rocky and The Rock, Vin Diesel, Mike Tyson, Tito Ortiz or Ken Shamrock should be great.. And i would love to see a Rocky 7 when Rocky train his son or somebody else to become World Champion.. And Rocky should fight again one more match.. His managed should die in a match or stay disable so Rocky should were his gloves for a last time.. Anw.. Thank you Sly for all.. You change my life to the best.. And dont worry to make a Rocky 7.. Nothing's over till is over Sly!! Yo Sly.. If you want come to Cyprus at Christmas..

PS.. I want to thank you Mr. Stallone one more time because from the time i saw Rocky movies my life change.. I went to the dvd club and i find Rocky 5.. I rent it.. I love it.. I went and buy all the Rocky movies.. From that time i lost 10kg.. I'm training very hard.. And i am going boxing lessons.. I make all of my friends Rocky fans. Thank you Sly.. You change my life!!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not ready to see rocky die, or get hurt, or anything like that. I want to see him compete, and keep on competing. He doesn't have to be world champion.

He'd make a great coach. Stallone was great in The Contender. Maybe in the next Rocky, he could help coach the US Olympic team.

I just want to see how he lives his life. No reason for this to stop, because Rocky is an interesting character with integrity, guts, and spirit. We need more of that.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just thinking: Not only is there some inconsistency in the Rocky timeline, but there seems to be some inconsistency in Rocky's punches too.

j/k folks ;-)

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....Tarver's just rapt with attention.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I CAN"T WAIT!!!!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you fans may be able to explain away the inconsistant Rocky timeline to your little heart's content, but none of you can escape the glaring age difference in Rocky Jr between IV and V. I mean, c'mon! The kid goes from being like 7 to being like 13! No amount of linguistic gymnastics can explain that. Even for you diehards.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is your problem? if you are getting so caught up in the insignificant details like that, you are missing the true heart of the story.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's my point, you yo-yo! all those previous posts trying to defend the time problems in Rocky can't see the forest for the trees.

just enjoy the movies for what they are and quit trying to defend the indefensible.

they're great movies. period.

October 04, 2006  
Blogger Butkus said...

OK, I just got through blasting some other moron yesterday for the timeline thing....Who gives a fat baby's ass? A seven year old kid wouldn't have been able to fit into the story of Rocky V, simple as that. Do you guys think you're the only ones who caught it? I'm sure the movie makers themselves thought of it. It's the story that counts, and unlike a lot of people out there, I thought V was pretty good! If there's anyone else out there who wants to cry over these issues I will personally send you a free box of tissues if you'll just keep these lame ass complaints to yourselves.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

butkus, you are my new hero!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

butkis....you're an idiot.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

learn to spell, dude.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous D Jon said...

What up yall? I'm D Jon and I have two songs in this movie. You can hear snippets of the two songs Raw and Get Up (feat. Frank Stallone) on myspace.com/djon41. Make sure you leave me a message and I'll get back atcha! Holla atcha boy!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I heard that the guy from Napoleon Dynamite carries the numbers around the ring between rounds in the movie. Any truth to that rumor?

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I heard that the guy from Napoleon Dynamite carries the numbers around the ring between rounds in the movie. Any truth to that rumor?

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that Antonio wasn't paying attention on that shot. Anyways, no matter how this pic may indicate, ROCKY BALBOA will certainly be a great movie without a doubt! This'll be huge. Sly, thanks for bringing Rocky back to the big screen again.

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet another great pic. can't wait for this movie

rocky rocky rocky!!!!!!!!!

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you're from US, Canada, Europe or elsewhere please support Sly and Rocky by signing the following which will be sent to Sony/MGM to ensure the film is released WORLDWIDE on December 22nd - rather than the strange spread out schedule that would lead to piracy and will make the box-office gross plummet:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

We have talked to Sony and they have said that they will take the idea into account if the numbers were significant enough.

Everyone please sign this and reply with this link so that as many people read this post and sign the petition by it remaining at the top of the boards.

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if there will be a new Rocky game coming out?

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie will have the world cheering for years to come !

Thank you Sly n company for blessing us with ROCKY BALBOA !!!!

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there better be a new rocky game coming out. but please, stop the talk of rocky seven. let this movie do what the last one didn't. give us closure. give uss one more chance to see our hero in the ring, showing us the long shot will always be around and it is never too late.

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

"Some of you fans may be able to explain away the inconsistant Rocky timeline to your little heart's content, but none of you can escape the glaring age difference in Rocky Jr between IV and V. I mean, c'mon! The kid goes from being like 7 to being like 13! No amount of linguistic gymnastics can explain that. Even for you diehards. "

Hey,everybody know that guy.
Sly want his son (sage)to play Rocky Jr.

Go Rocky;love you!

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Sorry,Sly WANTED his son to play Rocky Jr,in Rocky 5.

October 05, 2006  
Blogger Bill Shipley said...

With the whole age thing, there's an expression in Hollywood: Never count the bullets.

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which was my whole point. Who cares about the kids ages? it makes no sense to try to explain it because you can't. just enjoy the movies. Rocky's back!

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

Ah, teaching him how to act. In turn, he teaches you how to box realistically. 8-)

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

Sly and Rocky fans everywhere!

OVer 600 signatures in just over a week is awesome!!

We need to start sending this link everywhere. I'm talking newspapers, tv stations, radio shows... lets get people talking! There are millions of Sly/Rocky fans all over the world, but if they dont kow where to look the pettition will never get the numbers needed to make a difference. It's October now, by the start of November surely it'll be too late for the studios to publicise a world wide same day release! ACT NOW! Email this link to everyone in your address book, send it to as many newspapers, radio stations (specific DJ's), tv chat/talk shows, this needs exposure!!!!

Lets help the world find it!!!!

Chris (UK)

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that.. "Reel vs. Real" ?

Headline doesn't make sense.

Anyhoo =)

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure it does! Mason looks reel interested! ;)

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone think rocky will die after the main event with mason dixon? i kinda have a feeling he does but that's just me.

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous andrew dawson said...

this is going to be the best movie released this year. this is great news to me as im a big big rocky fan iv watched them time and time again i cant wait for this and as for stallone you look in peak form still as if it was the first rocky you havent changed one bit keep up the good work my freind and do us all a favour and be a rock .

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAS REALISMO,MAS PROFESIONALISMO,QUE,VINIENDO DE SLY, DE SEGURO VAN A SORPRENDER.MUY BUENA FOTO CRAIG.
POR FAVOR, QUE LLEGE EN DICIEMBRE TAMBIEN EN URUGUAY!!
RICARDO, A FAN FROM URUGUAY

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´m Alexandre from São Paulo, Brazil....I love the Rocky movies....i waiting for this...SILVESTER you´re the fucking best....

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky's movies are the best and if some one know is gona be rocky 7 just to tell me miso_safin@yahoo.com

October 06, 2006  
Blogger Edmundo Falcão said...

Rocky knows what he is saying, after all, he is the best of all the times!!!! Edmundo, a super fan of Brazil!!!!

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yea, he looks like he is rele paying attention.

-Big J

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Rocky has a bigger and fatter cock than Tarver has. The Italian Sausage is huge!!!!!!!!

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet paulie has a bigger dick then tarver does also

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROOOOOOOOOOCKYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 07, 2006  
Blogger Mooky said...

I hope this movie is better than the last one.

October 07, 2006  
Anonymous Benjamin said...

Hi Rocko! I'm 18 Ecuador! I love this movies Rocky! What is you advise for some one who wants to become the best? email me your anser to benjamin9910@earthlink.net

-Benjamin

October 09, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Yes Rocky. Yes Pauly. Yes Adrien. My name is also Paul. Do you have advice for someone to enter a ring, sweat guts, glory?

my IM name is gustavePaul332

October 09, 2006  
Anonymous Center City Sid said...

First 'Invincible' now this?! It is all too much. I will get to the Market Street Ritz 8 the day this movie is out. I will be wearing grey sweatsuit. I wore it to Brenner's Street Soiree on South Street. I saw the Hooters and The Dead Milkmen!

October 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philly Pride...
From the north side
to the south side
Philly Pride...

Up and down Broad Street
To Chestnut Street
Arch Street
Old Manayunk!
up to Conshohocken!
C'mon Philly Pride!

October 09, 2006  
Anonymous carole.price said...

ROCKY ur aponnant looks a bit of a challange young and full of energy and quite big but im sure you can win well in fact i now you will WIN/ BECAUSE UR THE NO,1 WINNER
is rocky based on a true story
if retern the anser of my question
e,mail me on carole.price@hotmail.co.uk
ROCKY FOREVER

October 11, 2006  
Blogger Paulo (Brasil) said...

SLY please man come to Brazil in december please we love rocky man GOOOOOOOOO.

rocky for president of Brasil.ROCKY for kill BUSH.

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Carlo Damien said...

exelente pelicula esperando estamos con ansias el estreno de esta gran moviee!!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Mohammad Rocky said...

I Love you Rocky

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Countin the days till christmas

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Zachay Buckler said...

Show him how it's done Rocky!

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sr. Estallone gracias por Rocky..
y gracias por este ultimo esfuerzo de su parte. Nunca nos olvidaremos de Ud. ya que por medio de Rocky Ud.a cambiando muchas vidas como la mia...Thanks Rocky..

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous sly lover holl said...

I LOVE YOU ROCKY. show him how it is done and your are the champ whooo

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCKY you are the BEST! You're the CHAMP! Win Rocky Win!!! - Aron Scott

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great movie


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Rocky Rulez

October 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rocky dies in this one then for the love of god, let him die as number 1..
Because Rocky is NR 1

November 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude if rocky dies or doesn't win, I will be disappointed in this movie. People didn't like 5 because he didn't fight in the ring. Just think if he loses and they say " you are a winner for surviving" or something stupid like that. He should win and not die. Go out like a champ. We see too many fighters lose their final match it'll be gay. If it goes the other way, its gonna kick ass. Either way, I'm seeing this movie.

November 24, 2006  
Anonymous WOLF said...

The Rocky movies have been passed down from my father to me they inspired him when he was a young man and they did the same for me. They are what inspired me to start protecting myself and others againest tougher people/bullies in fact I was one who after awhile was called on when thier was an issue the hole school new my name. Later after high school it inspired me to go into the navy to see what I could do to serve my country. The important thing for me is that when ever I came up againest something that should have stopped me I always came back too when I say in the 5th movie Rocky is remembering the time Mick said "I aint heard no bell, get up cause Mickey loves yah" , it reminds me of what my great grand mother said before she died " Make the most of life you only travel the path once and you don't get any redues".
Anyway with this newest movie in the series I really think that if Rocky wins he should either die leaving the belt to his son at the end, and the son start training to follow in his fathers foot steps or Rocky should train his son to take the reins. However I do believ that if their is to be a 7th then that is where I hate to say it but Rocky should be retired and the series ending with the son being the champ. The 7th should also finish it completely up!!

December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems silly to speculate on possible endings to a movie but personally, I'd like to see Rocky go the distance - win, lose, or draw; enjoy the moment; make peace with everyone he knows and then either find something else he enjoys or die peacefully in his sleep. I'm a huge Rocky fan and I was disappointed in the ending to Rocky V - was somewhat bitter about the movie - seemed a huge waste because he wasn't fighting for self respect or a better life or love or anything - instead he was fighting his own protege in the street no less because the kid lacked discipline and Rocky was too nice to set him straight verbally on day one. The whole thing gave me visions of Rocky ending up like Jerry Quarry and made the Rocky III and IV victories seem pyrrhic at best. In truth, I'd long wished they'd just stopped at IV and let him finish as a Champion with health, finances and family intact. Rocky VI needed to be made if for no other reason to clean up loose ends following Rocky V. Rocky VI looks like a winner - with memories of Foreman - Moorer, the Contender series still popular and Hopkins recent thrashing of Tarver for the light-heavyweight title, the premise of an old guy beating a younger champion seems reasonable. Praise Sly for making this movie - I can hardly wait to see it.

December 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think rocky can be the trainer for rocky 7 however he will not go for the next shot because he had chosen to replace him the young super fighter could be sasha mitchell who perform the star at kickboxing the movie.

May 10, 2007  

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