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ROCKY: "Gonna Fly Now"
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21.28%
ROCKY II: "Going the Distance"
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19.15%
ROCKY III: "Gonna Fly Now"
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12.77%
ROCKY IV: "Hearts on Fire"
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40.43%
ROCKY BALBOA: "Gonna Fly Now"
3
6.38%
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Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Old 11-15-09, 01:38 AM
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Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Once and for all we should settle the controversy and figure out which Rocky training montage was the best. I left out Rocky V since that montage was for Tommy Gunn, not Rocky, as well as the 'Pushin' montage from III since Rocky was showboating rather than getting down to business.

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ROCKY: "Gonna Fly Now"

Rocky I Training Montage - MyVideo

ROCKY II: "Going the Distance"


ROCKY III (montage two; sorry for the out of sync sound): "Gonna Fly Now"


ROCKY IV: "Hearts on Fire"


ROCKY BALBOA: "Gonna Fly Now"

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Old 11-15-09, 01:45 AM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

There's actually two training montages for Part IV (Proof that the movie is one huge music video)

But I have to give the nod to Part III. The lovable embraces between Rocky & Apollo continues to seal the deal.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I also voted for III, but IV is a close second.
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Old 11-15-09, 04:28 AM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I voted for 2 because of the pain you see on Rocky's face and the run with the kids.
But it was close. I love 4 training too.
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Old 11-15-09, 06:07 AM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Rocky II is my favorite training sequence. It starts off with Adrian saying in the hospital, "I want you do me one thing......WIN!" And then the great Rocky music starts with Rocky and the thousands of kids running through Philly ending up at the Art Museum.

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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Although it's seprate from the training montage (seperated by a scene where Rocky tucks his newborn in), the running scene in Rocky II isn't just my favorite Rocky moment, but one of the great scenes in movie history. Stallone getting all those kids to run with him was a brilliant idea.

The Rocky Balboa training scene is probably my second favorite - once again, Stallone gets a great shot of Rocky running up those steps, except this time it's in the middle of a snowstorm - the "old lion in winter" shot. Just great.

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Old 11-15-09, 09:12 AM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Rocky IV, cause its the greatest movie of all time. :P
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Rocky II ...easy. after Adrienne wakes up and they see the baby and she says he looks tired and then "There's just one more thing I want you do to for me...win...win!" can't beat that intro right there.
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Old 11-15-09, 01:09 PM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Mickey really seals the deal though in part 2 after she says "win".
Come on, what are we waiting for!"
I love when they show that clip at Yankee stadium in the late innings.

I think Rocky got the most training out his part IV montage though.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

'Rocky'.

Where he can hardly scale the steps after the run with the stitch in his side, and limps home.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Rocky IV.
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Old 11-15-09, 03:49 PM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Yeah, IV by a hair for me.... I think its just because I tried to do it over and over again when I was a kid.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Believe it or not. Rocky 1 made me want to workout. Everytime I watch it...I feel lazy. As of now, I've gone a great 2 hr. workout a day. I've eaten better, feel better etc. But something about seeing it that one time before I started..just..clicked with me. It's just inspirational..as cheesy as that sounds.

ANYWAY... It's Rocky for me.
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Old 11-15-09, 05:48 PM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I'm torn between Rocky and Rocky Balboa. I need more time to decide. I think I like the redeeming qualities and wintery nature of Rocky Balboa... is a hard choice.

edit: had to go with the original of it all. ROCKY

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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

The original. The most 'real' feeling.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

yeah...I love the exagerrated nature of the others but...the original has such pure emotion in it that it's what wins me over.
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Old 11-16-09, 12:46 PM
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Rocky Balboa - Let's start building some hurtin bombs
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Old 11-16-09, 01:38 PM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

ROCKY III was the most bad-ass one. Rocky learns to box the Apollo Creed way.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Another vote for the original with III being a close second
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Old 11-16-09, 05:52 PM
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Since Rocky V isn't available, I'll go with the original.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I picked III because of the homoerotic beach scene.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I voted IV.

I honestly keep "Hearts on Fire" on my iPod for when I need an extra "umph" when working out.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

I'm going with the one that prompted a spoof on Family Guy.

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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Rocky Balboa was the only one I saw in the theaters, and I remember the opening night audience cheering loudly after it's training montage was over. That gave me goosebumps.

However, nothing beats Rocky II. I love "Going The Distance", and the scene with the kids was pretty awesome.
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Re: Which Rocky training montage is the best?

Now...how the hell isn't that scene w/ the kids not at youtube? I can't find it at all.

Also..that family guy spoof is awesome.

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