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.
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.
Rocky Balboa, heavyweight champion of the world, is the trainer for Apollo Creed in an exhibition match against Ivan Drago, a "superman" boxer from the Soviet Union. When Apollo is killed in the ring by the brutal Drago, Balboa blames himself and promises to avenge his friend's death in the ring. Written by
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Early drafts of the script had Mr. T reprising his role as Clubber Lang. See more »
In the closing speech, after the Moscow bout, Rocky says: "My son (in America) should be sleeping now..." If it's evening in Moscow then in most of the USA it's early afternoon. See more »
Yeah I'm fine
Why'd you do it?
I just gotta do what I gotta do.
You don't have to do anything
No, Adrian, I do and I gotta leave this place too.
So where are you going?
They said they're gonna let me train in Russia and I just want to be somewhere where I ain't gonna think about nothing except him.
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Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »
I 'm sick and tired of all this propaganda! The "killer" communist who has no feelings kills Apollo and he says "If he dies, he dies". The Russian has a whole training team, while Rocky is training almost alone. But Rocky, America's child wins the "bad communist". I liked all the other Rocky films, but I was disappointed with this one. In most USA films the "bad guy" is from communist countries and this makes me think that MANY American artists have complex. You can't use art for propaganda! I am Greek, and believe me I have no problem with Turkey. But many Greeks do. If I was a filmmaker what would you think for me if the bad guy in my movie was Turkish?
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