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.
Ever since his match with Clubber Lang, Rocky Balboa has a peaceful life. And now he and former champion, Apollo Creed, enjoy good times and are now the best of friends. But Rocky's peaceful life as a boxer gets paused after a match Apollo went into. Unfortunately, Creed fought Ivan drago, a 6'5" Russian who has never lost a match, and sadly, brutally murders Apollo in the ring. A funeral is held and times start going downhill fast. Now, in order to restore honor, Rocky challenges Drago to a match and must beat him for sweet, bitter vengeance.
When Rocky first arrives at his temporary home in Russia, Paulie complains that there's no antenna and asks "What about the Rose Bowl game?!" However, the match is scheduled for December 25th, and the Rose Bowl would take place on January 1st. So Paulie would not miss the game after all. See more »
Drago is seen practicing and registering punches over 2,150 pounds per square inch, which is impossible. Most boxing punches that have been registered range between 185 pounds per square inch and 800 p.s.i. The highest known boxing punch registered 1,300 p.s.i at the boxer's peak, and then dropped down to the normal range. If the 2,150 p.s.i. punch thrown by Drago was in fact real, Rocky would be receiving forces equal to over eighty times normal gravity (80 g's) each time. In other words, one or two 2,150 p.s.i. punches, if it were possible, would kill Rocky instantly (Wayne State Tolerance Curve). See more »
[Before Rocky leaves for Russia, while next to each other on his bed]
When will you be back?
Are you scared?
Not even a little?
Wouldn't you be?
If a big giant man wanted to beat me up I'd be real scared
Well, the truth is sometimes I do get a little scared when I'm in that ring and when I'm going to get hit or when my arm hurts so much I can't even lift it and I'm thinking I wish this guy hit me in the chin so I won't feel nothing anymore then there's another side that comes out ...
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Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »
Its the foundations to who I am today. Had I never scene it I would of never been inspired to pick up the weights & become a World champion bodybuilder! This is my personal favourite but not the best movie of the series.I am undecided between Rocky 1 & 2. Sly Stallone's life has just as been inspiring as his legendary character. He's had many ups & downs in his career & always prevailed. When he fist wrote Rocky he wanted to play the character & the studios laughed & Sly proved them wrong. Then 30 years later he wanted to finish the series with Rocky Balboa & the studios laughed at him again especially at 60! Sly proved them wrong again. We all need a modern day hero & Rocky is one of them. Sly has inspired people in the 70's, 80's, 90's & now the millennium. What other actor has done that? I'm sure he will do the same again with John Rambo!
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