Directed by : Sylvester Stallone Produced by : Robert Chartoff,Irwin Winkler Written by : Sylvester Stallone Starring : Sylvester Stallone,Mr. T,Carl Weathers,Talia Shire,Burt Young,Burgess Meredith,Tony Burton Music by : Bill Conti Cinematography : Bill Butler Editing by : Mark Warner,Don Zimmerman Studio : United Artists Distributed by : MGM/UA Entertainment Co. (USA),United International Pictures (Non-USA) Release date(s) : May 28, 1982 Running time : 100 minutes Country : United States Language : Thai Budget : $12,500,000 Gross revenue : $125,049,125 (Domestic Gross) Preceded by : Rocky II Followed by : Rocky IV
Rocky III is a 1982 American film that is the third installment in the Rocky film series. It is writ ten and directed by and stars Sylvester Stallone as the title character, with Carl Weathers as former boxing rival Apollo Creed, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey, and Talia Shire as Rocky's wife, Adrian.Rocky's opponent is James "Clubber" Lang, played by A-Team actor Mr. T. Lang is a younger a nd more aggressive boxer than Rocky. He is brash, arrogant, outspoken, and immensely strong. This r ole made Mr. T an icon, leading to him being one of the first elements outlined for The A-Team televis ion series. The film also features professional wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea as the supporting cha racter "Thunderlips"This role brought Hogan to the attention of a widespread audience.