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Rocky IV -- Apollo and Drago take questions from the news media.
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Rocky IV -- Apollo is stunned when his is hit by Drago.
Rocky IV -- Rocky meets Drago at the center of the ring.
Rocky IV -- Apollo watches a news conference where the Soviets claim to have the most powerful boxer.

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Sylvester Stallone (written by)
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Release Date:
27 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He's facing the ultimate challenge. And fighting for his life. [UK] See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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7 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(347 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa (also archive footage)

Talia Shire ... Adrian

Burt Young ... Paulie

Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed

Brigitte Nielsen ... Ludmilla

Tony Burton ... Duke

Michael Pataki ... Nicoli Koloff

Dolph Lundgren ... Drago
Stu Nahan ... Commentator #1

R.J. Adams ... Sports Announcer

Al Bandiero ... American Commentator #2
Dominic Barto ... Russian Government Official
Danial Brown ... Rocky Jr.'s Friend

James Brown ... The Godfather of Soul
Rose Mary Campos ... Maid

Jack Carpenter ... KGB Driver

Mark De Alessandro ... Russian Cornerman (as Mark DeAlessandro)
Marty Denkin ... Russian Referee
Lou Fillipo ... Las Vegas Referee (as Lou Filippo)
James 'Cannonball' Green ... Manuel Vega
Dean Hammond ... Interviewer
Rocky Krakoff ... Rocky Jr.
Sergei Levin ... Russian Ring Announcer
Tony Maffatone ... KGB Agent (as Anthony Maffatone)
Sylvia Meals ... Mrs. Creed
Dwayne McGee ... Limo Driver
LeRoy Neiman ... Ring Announcer
George Pipasik ... Caretaker
George Rogan ... Igor Rimsky
Barry Tompkins ... American Commentator #1
Warner Wolf ... Commentator #2 in Las Vegas
Robert Doornick ... Sico the Robot (voice)
Richard Blum ... Reporter

Gerald Berns ... Reporter
Ray Glanzmann ... Reporter

Julie Inouye ... Reporter
Patrick Pankhurst ... Reporter
Jean Thoreau ... Reporter
Jim Bullock ... Reporter
Frank D'Annibale ... Reporter
Rose Dursey ... Reporter (as Rose Dursy)

Richard Kelley ... Reporter (as Rick Kelley)
Craig Schaefer ... Reporter

Jeff Austin ... Reporter
Leslie Morris ... Reporter
Bob Giovane ... Reporter

Julio Herzer ... Reporter
George Spaventa ... Reporter
Rolf Williams ... Reporter
Jim Hodge ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Read Morgan ... (scenes deleted)
David Lloyd Austin ... Soviet Leader (uncredited)

Gabriel Campisi ... Extra (uncredited)

Roy Lewis Garton ... Russian Peasant (uncredited)

Douglas Kidd ... Russian Reveller (uncredited)
Bobby Mardis ... Reporter (uncredited)

Mr. T ... Clubber Lang (archive footage) (uncredited)
Garth Shaw ... Betacam Operator (uncredited)
David Paul Hewitt White ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)
Connie Woods ... Casino Camera Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Sylvester Stallone 
 
Writing credits
Sylvester Stallone (written by)

Produced by
James D. Brubaker .... executive producer
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Arthur Chobanian .... executive producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Vince DiCola 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John W. Wheeler 
Don Zimmerman 
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson  (as Amanda Mackey)
 
Production Design by
Bill Kenney 
 
Art Direction by
William Ladd Skinner 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Gentz  (as Rick T. Gentz)
 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist (as Steve Abrums)
Donna Bis .... hair stylist: Vancouver
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist: Vancouver
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist (as Leonard Engleman)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mary Eilts .... production manager: Vancouver
JoAnn May-Pavey .... unit production manager (as Jo Ann May-Pavey)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Duncan Henderson .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... second second assistant director (as Janet Knutsen)
Christopher Ryan .... second assistant director (as Chris Ryan)
 
Art Department
Louis S. Fleming .... property master (as Louis Fleming)
Bill Iiams .... construction foreman
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Fred Lucky .... illustrator
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master: Vancouver
William Ladd Skinner .... assistant art director
Thom Wells .... construction coordinator: Vancouver (as Thomas Wells)
Marti Wright .... set decorator: Vancouver
Gary Clark .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
David Fischer .... art director: Vancouver (uncredited)
William S. Maxwell III .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Leslie Gaulin .... assistant sound editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound effects editor
William Gocke .... boom operator (as William F. Gocke)
Jay M. Harding .... re-recording mixer
Michael J. Kohut .... supervising re-recording mixer
Victoria Martin .... sound effects editor
Ray O'Reilly .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Patterson .... adr editor (as Andy Patterson)
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Chuck Wilborn)
Bill Wylie .... sound effects editor (as William Wylie)
James D. Young .... music editor
Steve Bartlett .... sound (uncredited)
David Behle .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
David B. Cohn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... sound (uncredited)
Gordon Webb .... cable person (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
George Erschbamer .... special effects coordinator: Vancouver
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Michael Clifford .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt double: Sylvester Stallone (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Milicevic .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator: Vancouver (as Eric Andersen)
Colin J. Campbell .... chief lighting technician (as Colin Campbell)
James R. Connell .... camera operator
John J. Connor .... camera operator
Robert Ennis .... camera operator: Vancouver (as Bob Ennis)
Walt Fraser .... second assistant cameraman
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Michael Genne .... camera operator (as Michael A. Genne)
Jack N. Green .... camera operator: Vancouver (as John N. Green)
Robert Jason .... assistant lighting technician
Philip Linzey .... camera operator: Vancouver (as Phil Linzey)
Tom D. May .... best boy
Paul Mindrup .... second assistant cameraman
Paul Murphey .... video engineer (as Paul J. Murphey)
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator: Vancouver
Curtis Petersen .... assistant camera
Timothy Prince .... video engineer (as Tim Prince)
Ben Rusi .... key grip: Vancouver
James M. Sheppherd .... key grip (as Jim Sheppherd)
Brenton Spencer .... camera operator: Vancouver (as Brent Spencer)
Johnny Walker .... first assistant cameraman (as John M. Walker)
Tony Westman .... camera operator: Vancouver
Ron Williams .... gaffer: Vancouver
Kenneth Zunder .... first assistant cameraman
Roberto Contreras .... second assistant camera: Vancouver (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... rigger (uncredited)
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer: Vancouver (uncredited)
Peter F. Woeste .... assistant camera: Vancouver (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Diane Schneier .... assistant: Amanda Mackey
Jaki Baskow .... las vegas casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Henrikson .... costumer: women's
Murray Lantz .... costumer
Michael J. Long .... costumer: men's (as Michael Long)
Susan Molloy .... wardrobe head: Vancouver (as Susan Malloy)
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... additional film editor (as Timothy N. Board)
Paul Cichocki .... apprentice editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... assistant editor (as Barbara Gandolfo)
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor (as Gregory Gerlich)
Ron Lambert .... color timer
Patrick Magee .... assistant editor (as Patrick W. Magee)
Martin November .... assistant editor (as Marty November)
Markus Schaub .... apprentice editor
James R. Symons .... montage editor (as James Symons)
Rosemarie Urioste .... apprentice editor
Michael Robison .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Bill Conti .... composer: original themes from "Rocky"
Vince DiCola .... score arranger
Vince DiCola .... score producer
Ed Fruge .... score arranger (as Ed Frugé)
Ed Fruge .... score producer (as Ed Frugé)
Robin Garb .... music supervisor
Jeremy Lubbock .... arranger: orchestrations
Jeremy Lubbock .... conductor: orchestrations
Terry 'Doc' Mahady .... additional orchestrations
Mark Torien .... musician
James D. Young .... music editor
Casey Young .... musical sound designer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Arter .... transportation coordinator (as Edward Arter)
Michael Brum .... transportation captain
George A. Grieve .... transportation coordinator: Vancouver (as George Grieve)
 
Other crew
Laurie Allison .... production assistant
Dale Benson .... promotional coordinator
Marcei A. Brown .... production assistant (as Marcei Brubaker)
Susan J. Brubaker .... production assistant (as Susan Brubaker)
William Chartoff .... assistant location manager (as Billy Chartoff)
Kay Cole .... production assistant
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producer
Lee Faulkner .... product placement
Candice Field .... script supervisor: Vancouver
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Richie Giachetti .... technical advisor (as Richard Giachetti)
Lori Imbler .... assistant to producer
Gerri Kuhn .... craft service: Vancouver (as Gerri Lee Kuhn)
Gerri Kuhn .... first aid: Vancouver (as Gerri Lee Kuhn)
Robert H. Lemer .... location manager (as Robert Lemer)
Susan Persily .... assistant: Sylvester Stallone
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Janice Polley .... assistant to executive producers
Michael McKensie Pratt .... dance choreography
Rodney Sharpp .... production assistant
Karen Stewart .... production coordinator: Vancouver
Chriss Strauss .... production coordinator
Bill Wells .... production consultant
Howard Blank .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mady Manson Burza .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Gabriel Campisi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lukia Czernin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael G. Kehoe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Roberts .... location auditor (uncredited)
Ken Weikel .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard H. Bryan .... special thanks: Governor, State of Nevada
Robert H. Kovoloff .... special thanks: Associated Film Promotions
Dianne Neufeld .... special thanks: The British Columbia Film Promotion Office (as Diane Neufeld)
Jane Oliver .... this film is dedicated to: the enduring memory of
Tony Papa .... musical special thanks
Casey Young .... musical special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Over 8000 people auditioned for Ivan Drago.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the montage, whilst Rocky is driving around reminiscing about the past, there is a clip of Rocky and Apollo jogging in front of a mirror. At the bottom of the mirror you can see a small camera light moving back and forth.See more »
Quotes:
Rocky:[Addressing the Soviet crowd, translated into Russian line by line by announcer]
Rocky:During this fight, I've seen a lot of changing, in the way you feel about me, and in the way I feel about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess that's better than twenty million. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!
Rocky:[loud applause, even by the politburo]
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FAQ

Why doesn't Rocky throw in the towel during the Apollo/Drago fight?
What exactly happens to the world heavyweight title when Rocky is in Russia?
How does the movie end?
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52 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
No Credibility, But Sure Is Entertaining, 24 June 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Here's another low-brained but very entertaining "Rocky" movie with one more interesting villain. Instead Of "Apollo Creed" or "Mr. T.," we now have "Ivan Drago,"(Dolph Lundgren) a giant Russian who is more like a machine. He's "indestructable" (and on steroids, too, and unlike some baseball slugger, he admits it!). He has the latest in technology, nutrition, etc., but you just know the much-smaller disadvantaged hero "Rocky Balboa" (Sylvester Stallone) will somehow find a way to chop this "Goliath" down.

Minute-for-minute, this might be the most entertaining of all the Rocky films, and looks good on DVD despite some graininess in the first five minutes. Rocky's wife "Adrian" (Talia Shire) never looked better: mature and pretty; the gruff and profane manager played Burgess Meredith is gone and the repellent obnoxious slob "Paulie" (Burt Young) has only a few lines.

This is the ultimate "David vs. Goliath" tale in every aspect and the final bout - held in Russia - breaks the all-time Rocky record for most punches ever thrown at two fighters. Of course, any real-life human would have been knocked cold about 50 times had they suffered the blows "Rocky" did in this fight!

This is a real flag-waving film with Rocky draping the Stars and Stripes around his shoulders. It's a totally unrealistic story but, all of these in the series were similar, credibility-wise, so just go along with it and enjoy the story. It's only an hour-and-a-half and story literally flies by.

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