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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's facing the ultimate challenge. And fighting for his life. [UK] 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

This is the first film in which Gonna Fly Now is not sung, although a few bars of the song are incorporated into Vince DiCola's score. Rocky V (1990) also only features part of the song in instrumental form. It wouldn't be until Rocky Balboa (2006) that the song, lyrics and all, would reappear. See more »

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During the final fight, several shots show a wall perhaps ten rows away from the ring, revealing how small the room was that the fight was shot in. See more »

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Interviewer: [at the Drago-Creed press conference] Rocky, how do you think Apollo should fight Drago?
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Sweetest Victory
Performed by Mark Torien
Written by Jake Hooker and Duane Hitchings
Produced by Jimmy Iovine, Jake Hooker and Duane Hitchings
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Gets my blood pumping
2 May 2001 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

This film gets my blood pumping, with a new angle on it the Soviets vers the Americans. Rocky, must go to the Soviet Union to fight the Soviet champ after his friend is killed. Ivan Drago is portrayed as what the Soviet system can create, and Rocky a symbol of American grit has to defend the American way, and correct a personal mistake. This film is directed so well that it gets my blood pumping, the fight scenes, and personal dialogue is incredible. You leave this film on a high; Rocky, Rocky 3 and 4 know how to entertain, and I would not miss them for the world.


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