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.
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
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When Rocky is driving and thinking about Drago, there is a flashback to the Drago/Apollo fight, but one of the shots of Drago is actually taken from the upcoming Rocky/Drago fight, because the trunks are the wrong color and Drago is bleeding See more »
Nah, I'm not angry with him. I just wanna show the whole world that RUSSIA doesn't have all the best athletes!
Well, I've been with the best, and I've BEAT the best! I've retired more men than Social Security!
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Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »
Part IV of the Rocky saga has Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) battling the intimidating Soviet athlete Drago (Dolph Lundgren), after he defeated Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in an exhibition match. Therefore, is a revenge match for Rocky in the heart of Russia.
Like Rocky III, this is one of those movies I saw once when I was a little kid. While I don't remember much of it, I do recall rooting for Rocky in the boxing matches and do remember it as being of the more exciting movies to watch back in the 1980s. The boxing matches are well-choreographed, rousing and gets your heart pumping. Sylvester Stallone does great in his Rocky role and gives a very heroic depiction of his character. Dolph Lundgren is a formidable opponent as Drago to Rocky, and, throw in the two in the ring and you would get another epic fight of the century.
Overall, it's another nice piece of sport drama movie and one of Stallone's best.
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