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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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Stu Nahan ...
Commentator #1
R.J. Adams ...
Sports Announcer
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American Commentator #2
Dominic Barto ...
Russian Government Official
Danial Brown ...
Rocky Jr.'s Friend
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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.

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Get ready for the next world war. 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:

$19,991,537 (USA) (1 December 1985)

Gross:

$127,873,716 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Burton, who has a brief scene in this film playing chess against a Russian opponent, is an accomplished chess player in real life, having once defeated master chessman and director Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining (1980). See more »

Goofs

The high-ranking Soviet officials who visit Rocky arrive in a black Mercedes limo. Officials in communist Soviet Union would never use a Mercedes because it is a symbol of Western economic might. They would use one of the Soviet-made Zil limos that communist party officials used at the time. See more »

Quotes

Las Vegas Referee: [to Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago before the first round of their fight] OK gentlemen, like I explained in the locker room you know the rules, watch your low blows, kidney punches and rabbit punches in case of a knock down you go to the corner I tell you to and you stay there until I tell you to come out, shake hands and lets have a good fight.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: Real Steel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Or Nothing
Performed by Kenny Loggins and Gladys Knight
Written by Paul Williams and Steve Dorff
Produced by Bernard Edwards
Kenny Loggins appears courtesy of Columbia 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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