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Rocky IV (1985)

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

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Stu Nahan ...
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Sports Announcer
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Dominic Barto ...
Russian Government Official
Danial Brown ...
Rocky Jr.'s Friend
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The Godfather of Soul
Rose Mary Campos ...
Maid
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Certificate:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,991,537, 1 December 1985

Gross USA:

$127,873,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,400,000
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Russian-language lyrics to the "State Hymn of the U.S.S.R." that opens Rocky's fight with Drago, actually include the Stalin-era refrain: "Znamya Sovyetskoye, Znamya narodnoye, Pust ot povyedye k povyedye vyedyet!" (Soviet banner, popular standard, from victory to victory let it lead.) Nikita S. Khruschchev had ordered it changed to "Partiya Lenina, sila narodnaya, nas k toryestvu Kommunistva vyedyet!" (Party of Lenin, strength of the people, to the triumph of Communism let it lead us.) See more »

Goofs

After the Creed/Drago match, when there is a montage of newspaper clippings about Rocky deciding to fight Drago, the first clipping if you look closely at the article and read it... you'll notice that the article isn't even about Rocky, but that it is actually about the world series. See more »

Quotes

Apollo: We always have to be in the middle of the action 'cause we're the warriors. And without some challenge, without some damn war to fight then the warriors might as well be dead, Stallion. Now I'm asking you - as a friend - stand by my side this one last time.
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Crazy Credits

Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

One Way Street
Performed by Go West
Written by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie
Produced by Gary Stevenson
Go West appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Best Rocky Film
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is easily the best Rocky film. It is probally the most inspirational Rocky movie because of the way he trains for the fight and he is also attempting to avenge the death of his best friend. And the way he causes the Russia crowd to turn and route for him is just great. The boxing match in this movie was a far better fight seen than the other rocky movies.


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