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.
Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with ... See full summary »
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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When shooting the film, Sylvester Stallone decided that for the shooting of the fight, he and Dolph Lundgren should hit one another for real, so as to increase the intensity of the scene. After doing three takes of Rocky taking shots to ribs, Stallone felt a burning in his chest, but ignored it. Later that night, he had difficulty breathing and was taken to a nearby emergency room. It was discovered that his blood pressure was over 200, and he had to be flown on a low-altitude flight from Canada to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, where he remained in intensive care for eight days. What had happened was that Lungren had punched him so hard in the chest, Stallone's heart had slammed up against his breastbone and began to swell, cutting off the blood supply and restricting the oxygen flow throughout the body. See more »
As Rocky climbs into his Lamborghini Jalpa and "No Easy Way Out" starts playing, the driveway "bricks" can be seen buckling underneath the tires in the close-up of them. See more »
[watching as Rocky goes for the knockout]
Rocco, knock his head off!
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Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »
Has Its Moments,but a Major Drop in Quality Conpared to the Previous Three,
Rocky 4 is a decent movie with an alright storyline that definitely has some enjoyable parts,but takes a lot of bad turns throughout.The movies cast is still great but I don't feel like their hearts were really in it as much this time around and that they were just doing it for the sake of making more money.I won't spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen this movie,but the decision they make for Appollo Creed,played by Carl Weathers,was a very bad decision,it was dark and really unexpected from this film series,and was definitely the biggest mistake made in this movie.I also really did not like the character Drago,he was suppose to be intimidating competition for Rocky,but I just found him irritating.Rocky 4 certainly has it moments but fans of the previous films will definitely be disappointed.
A now retired Rocky faces a challenge from from the Soviet Union's top boxer,that soon becomes personal.
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