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Rocky IV -- Apollo and Drago take questions from the news media.
Rocky IV -- Everyone is shocked when Rocky lands a blow to Drago's eye causing it to bleed.
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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Writer:
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, literally destroys 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 »
User Reviews:
Forget the politics and this is one of the most entertaining films ever made See more (289 total) »

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)
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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 May .... best boy (as Tommy May II)
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Assuming they are standard weight lifting plates, Ivan Drago is pressing (standing press) 405lbs.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Adrian:Rocky?
Rocky:Yeah?
Adrian:You alright?
Rocky:Yeah I'm fine
Adrian:Why'd you do it?
Rocky:I just gotta do what I gotta do.
Adrian:You don't have to do anything
Rocky:No, Adrian, I do and I gotta leave this place too.
Adrian:So where are you going?
Rocky:They said they're gonna let me train in Russia and I just want to be somewhere where I ain't gonna think about nothing except him.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Living In AmericaSee more »

FAQ

What age is Rocky in this film?
If Apollo Creed was as good a boxer as he was made out to be in the previous films, how did Drago beat him so easily?
Does Apollo know he is going to die prior to the beginning of the 2nd round in his fight against Drago?
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112 out of 143 people found the following review useful.
Forget the politics and this is one of the most entertaining films ever made, 22 September 1999
Author: Dan Grant (dan.grant@bell.ca) from Toronto, Ontario

In 1976, a phenom was born. By now we are all aware of the story of how Stallone wrote the screenplay for Rocky in three days after watching a fight between an extreme underdog and a highly favoured champ. Stallone was a nobody back then yet he still stood his ground and didn't sell out to the producers until they promised him the title role. The rest they say is history. Well 9 years later, after three Rocky films, in my opinion comes the best one. I realize that Rocky was all story and then a climatic boxing match and that is what won the film the Oscar. And even though I can admit that this film is not as concerned with character developement as it is with training montages and bulging muscles, it is by far and away the most entertaining film of the 5. And that is what I enjoy about the film. I love that Rocky IV has some of the best training montages ever filmed. I love that it has the heart of a lion when it shows Rocky scaling a mountain that you know damn well he shouldn't be able to. And I absolutely love the boxing match at the end of the film. This was completely choreographed by Stallone and he and Dolph Lundgren boxed for real for about 75% of the match. Stallone felt that it needed some authenticity so that was the way to do it. And if you think Robert De Niro is an impressive method actor, try this fact on for size. When filming the boxing match, some of the scenes were so real that Stallone was rushed to hospital because his heart was actually pushed up and his ribcage was slightly shattered. So when you watch that match at the end, just know that what you are seeing is not exactly choreography and trick camera work. They did the best job they could to keep the look of the fight as real as possible. And I think this is the best boxing match ever filmed, with all due respect to Raging Bull.

Stallone was in the shape of his life in this year as he filmed Rocky and Rambo back to back and it shows. I have never seen a more sculpted man in the movies than he was here. And I think that added to his superman persona. If you notice in all the Rocky films, he grows a little each time. And that also adds to the enjoyment of the film.

Rocky IV is different than Rocky, there is no doubt. And as much as I love the first one, it doesn't come close to entertaining me as much as this one does. Rocky IV starts fast and it ends hard and in between we are blessed with a great soundtrack and a beautiful montage of all the Rocky films to Robert Tepper's "There's No Easy Way Out" And it is here that even though some will say that Stallone has substituted real human emotion with an MTV ersatz video, I think it works well. There is nothing about this film that I didn't enjoy and if you forget what the experience of watching this one is like, I suggest that you rent it now and take a look at it. And try to remember what it was like when you first saw this film back in the winter of 85. I remember I was in Kokomo Indiana visiting family for Christmas. My mom and I walked into a packed theater and you want to talk about a place erupting like a volcano, then this was the place. When Rocky finally hits Drago to cut him over the eye and Duke yells " he's cut, he's cut! " the crowd went into a frenzy. And you can look no further than that as to why the Rocky films were so popular. It doesn't matter if you are Canadian, American, Portuguese, Polish or Dutch or whatever, Rocky appeals to all of us. Because all of us have been the underdog at some time in our lives and we love to watch him and perhaps live vicariously through him. That is the beauty of Rocky. If Rocky can do it then dammit so can I!

When the movie ended on that cold night back in 1985, and people were filtering out to their cars for the drive home, I swear I could hear the crowd chanting his name, as did the millions..... and millions of the Rock's fans.

" Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!"

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