Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as world-champion. He only fights against opponents "hand-picked" by his manager Mickey Goldmill. Then he is challenged by the arrogant Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to prove once more that there is only one world-champion. But Lang wins and becomes the new champion. Nobody believes in Rocky anymore, except for one man: former world-champion Apollo Creed. As Creed tries to stimulate his fighting spirit and get Rocky back in top-form, it is now up to Rocky to get his edge back. Will he win ? Written by
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When Mickey gets sick and lays down on the table in the locker room, he has his knit cap on as he starts to lay down. The shot switches to a different angle as he continues to lay down, and now his cap is off and laying on the table next to him. See more »
Why'd you leave? Why'd you walk away like that?
Life's too short, kid.
Where you goin?
I'm goin on a permanent vacation.
What are you talkin about? We got one more fight.
No, no, not me, you.
Why you doin this?
[Mickey doesn't answer]
I said why you doin this?
Because you can't win, Rock! This guy'll kill you to death inside of three rounds!
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For the first time in the series, Tony Burton's character is credited (and referred to on screen for the first time) as Duke. See more »
Stallone is good when he is bad and good when he is good, so no point in dwelling on him. Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed. This is the kind of film that proves that a small story can be much more meaningful than a larger one. This is probably the worst of the sequels. By this film the series became even more unwatchable and somehow even more redundant. This is one of those movies that the star isn't only in for the paycheck. I give it a rating of 7/10.
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