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In anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the film Rocky last year—which occurred in November—actor Sylvester Stallone was randomly posting things to his Instagram account that revealed some never-before-seen images from the flick.
Well, just because Rocky is turning 41 this year, doesn't mean Sly has held back from giving us more behind-the-scenes images, as he recently posted other pics with descriptions that have us excited.
Another flashback and another reason why it's not such a great idea to always do your own stunts! I met Terry Bollea aka THUNDERLIPS aka HULK HOGAN In the very early 80s when I was directing Rocky III. AT 6feet 7 and 295 pounds with 24 inch biceps ! He was an amazing athlete! Incredibly powerful. I remember a violent move where he threw me into the corner , charged across the ring like an ENRAGED bull and leaped so amazingly high Above me,that his shinbone actually came down giant tree on my collarbone , and I tumbled to the floor. I was afraid to look at my shoulder for about 10 minutes ... I said "don't roll me over , don't move me, " because I was sure there was bone protruding through my upper chest ! Of course there wasn't but I have never felt such a mind numbing pain from a massive hit before or since that day! HULK Just didn't know his own strength. Believe it or not when he jumped into the audience to fight with the stuntmen , three of them had to be treated at the hospital. Great guy, great friend, his presence made the Film very very special. HULK , if you're reading this, it was a privilege to be mangled by such a gentleman.
Flying high Now !!!!!! Sorry to go back in time but I've never seen this one either and I just thought I'd share . This was from one of the flights during the opening montage in Rocky three when we first introduced the song " EYE OF THE TIGER" this was a real fighter who is paid a goodly sum to take a flying right hook .. I wanted to make it realistic, but I actually felt bad afterwards.
Stallone's description of the Hulk Hogan photo is awesome, as the former wrestling legend—who makes an appearance in Rocky III and, according to Stallone, even put three guys in the hospital—is holding Stallone above his head like he were a 10-pound bowling ball.
All this does is give us another reason why we want to binge-watch the entire Rocky series this weekend.