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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Stu Nahan ...
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Rocky Jr.'s Friend
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Rose Mary Campos ...
Maid
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Storyline

Ever since his match with clubber lane, 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

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Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky IV - Der Kampf des Jahrhunderts  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$127,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

It took Dolph Lundgren about six months to win the part and was first turned down by the casting directors for being too tall. Later, he got the chance to send photos and meet Sylvester Stallone who told him he had a good chance to get the part, but advised him to gain twenty pounds of muscle. See more »

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The production's actual camera crew (cameramen and grips) can be seen in several shots during the climactic match between Rocky and Drago. See more »

Quotes

Duke: What's happening out there?
Rocky: He's winning... I see three of him out there!
Paulie: Hit the one in the middle.
Duke: Right! Hit the one in the middle.
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No Easy Way Out
Performed by Robert Tepper
Written by Robert Tepper
Produced by Joe Chicarelli (as Joe Chiccarelli)
Robert Tepper appears courtesy of Scotti Brothers Records
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22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Drago, an intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet boxer, literally destroys Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky goes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. Stallone is a unique presence in North American cinema and hopefully will do more of these kinds of austere, gripping character pieces in the future. The film's screenplay is tight and well-written, and it's the kind of film that proves that a small story can be much more meaningful than a larger one. Unfairly dismissed by some as confusing. Its complexity begins within its characters. It's an amazing work, everything I had hoped for.


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