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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Rose Mary Campos ...
Maid
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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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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

During the training montage, Rocky grabs a black & white picture of Drago off his mirror frame and crumbles it up just like Apollo did with Rocky's picture in Rocky II. See more »

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During the pre-match lead-up between Drago and Apollo, Apollo's gloves disappear momentarily. See more »

Quotes

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

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Referenced in Raising Hope: Road to Natesville (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Burning Heart
Performed by Survivor
Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
Produced by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik
Survivor 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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