Rocky III

Rocky III

WHY IS THIS MOVIE SO GOOD?!!??!

OK, we admit it. We thought this was going to be the beginning of the end for this franchise. I mean, how good can a movie be when it features a Hulk Hogan cameo and a supporting role from Mr. T? Turns out IT CAN BE AMAZING. Rocky III is so much better than it has any right to be, and Stallone’s script and directing are a huge part of it. Not to mention our returning actors and the incredible debut performance of Mr. T. We talk about this and play a super-fun round of “Who Could’ve Been Better” as we enjoy the greatness of 1982’s Rocky III!

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

“Fanfare for Rocky” taken from the Score for Rocky, written and composed by Bill Conti. ℗ 2015 United Artists Corporation. Full soundtrack can be found at iTunes and Amazon.

“Eye of the Tiger” taken from the album of the same name by Survivor. ℗ 1991 Volcano Entertainment, III, L.L.C. The full album can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

“Up Where We Belong” taken from the soundtrack An Officer and A Gentleman, performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. ℗ 1982 Island Records. Out of print, but the song is everywhere.

“Another One Bites the Dust (2011 Remaster)” taken from Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) by Queen. ℗ 2018 Hollywood Records, Inc. It’s everywhere, go buy it, Queen is life.

“You’re the Best” taken from The Karate Kid (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Joe “Bean” Esposito. ℗ 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group. Full album available on iTunes and Amazon.

“Treat Your Mother Right” taken from the TV special and album Be Somebody…or Be Somebody’s Fool! from 1984, performed by Mr. T. Check out the video on YouTube…it’s kind of amazing.

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