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Rocky IV (1985)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  27 November 1985 (USA)
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After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, literally destroys Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

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Storyline

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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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boxer | russian | death | champion | fight | See more »

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He Could Have Stopped The Fight. He Could Have Saved His Best Friend's Life. But Now, The Only Thing He Can't Do Is Walk Away... See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$127,900,000 (USA)
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Assuming they are standard weight lifting plates, Ivan Drago is pressing (standing press) 405lbs. See more »

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Apollo: Without some damn war to fight, then the warrior may as well be dead, Stallion!
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Dolph is the highlight
4 November 2006 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

The sheer effort Dolph (Ivan Drago), Sylvester (Rocky Balboa) and Carl (Apollo Creed) must have gone into training for this film must have been truly awesome. They all look amazingly fit and sculptured. I think more so than any current modern day boxer.

Kudos to Dolph who in almost his first major feature film (his first was View to a Kill) made, at least for me, a major impact. Despite his lack of dialog "I must break you" is right up there with Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back". He looked amazingly strong - a freak almost - just as the plot intended. Scary. He looked even taller than the 6 inch difference between him and Stallone (Lundgren 6'4", Stallone 5'10").

I would think that difference in height/reach would make him nigh on impossible to defeat if this were REAL. Of course it is a movie. Dolph is the highlight and was sad to see Apollo's demise (but at least it shut him up). The writers must have based Apollo's character on Muhammed Ali surely! Am currently watching Rocky V and is interesting so far!


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