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How old is Rocky?

New York Times: “Since he was last seen 16 years ago in ‘Rocky V,’ this two-time former heavyweight champion, now pushing 60 (Mr. Stallone’s age), has evolved a philosophy of the ring that befits an older, slower athlete.”

Boston Globe: “‘Rocky Balboa’ is about a 50-year-old boxer’s last shot at glory, but it clearly represents the 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to climb back in the ring after a career that has dwindled into inconsequence in the past decade.”

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  1. R. Scott Buchanan

    In the first film, somebody (one of Apollo’s entourage who isn’t Duke) says Balboa is 29. Assuming real time and film time map roughly 1:1, the Italian Stallion should now be 60.

  2. Anonymous

    I’m a huge Rocky fan, so I really hope this movie is better than the last one (no matter how old he is.)

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