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Rocky IV (1985)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  27 November 1985 (USA)
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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.

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Rocky Jr.'s Friend
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Rose Mary Campos ...
Maid
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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 | ussr | death | fight | See All (118) »

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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky IV - Der Kampf des Jahrhunderts  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$127,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Soviet premier in the sky box during the Rocky-Drago match strongly resembles contemporary Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Actor David Lloyd Austin later played Gorbachev in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and played Russian characters in other films. See more »

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In a brief scene, while Rocky is training for the big fight with Drago, Rocky is punching the punch mitts that Tony Duke is holding in the air. In one shot, Rocky is punching the punch mitts with black boxing gloves, and in the very next shot, Rocky is punching the punch mitts with white tape, no gloves. See more »

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Drago: To the end.
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Eye Of The Tiger
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One of the greatest movies ever made!
25 October 2005 | by (Southend-on-Sea, England) – See all my reviews

I can remember seeing this before it was released in England, as a friend managed to get a copy from America. I'd always been a fan of the Rocky series so I was really looking forward to this & I wasn't disappointed! I must have seen the film about 10 times before it was released in Endland, then it was about 3 or 4 times seeing it at the cinema (back when this was released I would only have been about 6, so my parents must have been annoyed at taking me to the same film!). As soon as it was released on video I managed to obtain a copy, which probably lasted about 6 months. I also purchased the album, which contains one of the best montage songs ever ("No Easy Way Out") and still have it to this day! I must have been through at least 10 copies on video & one DVD.

Obviously, the death of Apollo was heartbreaking to me, but Drago just seemed like a monster and I was eagerly awaiting the East Meets West clash in Russia, as Rocky avenges his friends death.

Such an amazing film and way better than Rocky 5 (and, in my opinion, the other films as well) so please check this out - I don't think it's dated well, but to those around in the 80's you should definitely watch this film as soon as possible!


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