In the movie Rocky Balboa (2006) there is a scene where Rocky visits the old gym where he trained for his fight with Apollo Creed. In this scene he has a flashback of Mickey Goldmill giving him a pep talk. Obviously this scene was not filmed for Rocky Balboa as Burgess Meredith passed away in 1997 and on IMDb he is credited in the film for "archive footage" which leads me to the conclusion that this scene was a deleted scene from Rocky or Rocky II. It is a very touching scene and works perfectly as a flashback.

Now to my question: Why wasn't this scene included in the original movie? I understand that is kind of difficult one to answer unless you ask the producers themselves. And that is really what I'm looking for here. I've been trying to find some sort of commentary about the scene from the film makers to explain where the footage came from and why it wasn't used previously.

Here is a link to the scene:

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    Great scene! Even if you don't find your answer, thanks for sharing this. Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 0:52
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    Yeah its one of my favorite moments in the whole franchise. "Motivization"
    – sanpaco
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 18:45
  • @JohnnyBones oh wow I think you're right! I saw this scene playing at a store and when I tried to look it up later the youtube link had me thinking it was from Rocky Balboa. I just looked it up and you are correct.
    – sanpaco
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 19:28

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This scene was actually in Rocky V (1990), and Burgess Meredith is credited in the cast.

  • Great movie! Highly under-rated. "Yo Tommy! One more round"
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 14:26
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    Just note that part of the speech Micky gives rocky is actually taken from Cus D Matto words to Mike Tyson! youtube.com/watch?v=EbUEs6B3kjI
    – Mercury
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 23:12

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