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Rocky IV (1985) Poster

(1985)

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Follows 

Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)

Followed by 

Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Creed (2015)

Edited from 

Rocky (1976)
Some short clips are shown during the montage of flashbacks when Rocky is driving the car
Rocky II (1979)
Some short clips are shown during the montage of flashbacks when Rocky is driving the car
Rocky III (1982)
The fight with Clubber Lang from the end of Rocky III is shown at the start of Rocky IV

Edited into 

Rocky V (1990)
The fight with Drago from the end of Rocky IV is shown at the start of Rocky V
Rocky Balboa (2006)
clip of Rocky fighting Captain Ivan Drago
5 Second Movies: Rocky (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
footage of Drago's training intercuts with Chris/Luke's training. Chris: "You know, I'm up for this, but I've got a feeling the Dark Side has a better Gym than us..."

Spin-off 

Rocky Legends (2002) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

Super Password: Episode dated 7 February 1986 (1986) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Punky Brewster: Accidents Happen (1986) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Betty Blue (1986)
Asignatura aprobada (1987)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
The Golden Girls: Letter to Gorbachev (1987) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
The Final Round (1988) (Video Game)
Iron Drago is based on Ivan Drago from that film.
Saved by the Bell: Wicked Stepbrother: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film is seen in Eric's bedroom.
Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)
Lou mentions this film while quoting bible verses.
Hollywood Stuntmakers: Fantastic Fights (1991) (TV Episode)
discussed by Dolph Lundgren
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) (TV Movie)
Andy congratulates Sylvester Stallone for Rocky IV on the videotape.
Mandroid (1993)
Main villan is named Ivan Drago.
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Bedside Manner (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the films mentioned by Slater that is playing at the Sylvester Stallone film festival
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Mentioned by Mud.
Coogan's Run: Thursday Night Fever (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jack Frost (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: Now, what film delved deeper into the former Soviet Union's relationship with the US than Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky 4", wherein he fights a Russian superman.
Up 'n' Under (1998)
Arthur tells the rest of the team that he loves the Rocky films, and that he's seen all of them.
Sports Night: April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) (TV Episode)
Casey makes a list of his Top 10 movies.
15 Minutes (2001)
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
Nitz knows that Gimpy actually quoted a line from this movie(instead of Rocky III)
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues (2002) (Video)
Tony Scott mentions that Brigitte Nielsen "had done a Rocky".
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Fran's red jumpsuit is like Drago's. White describes Fran as "the deadliest woman on earth with a dodgeball"--similar to the way Drago's hit was described.
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Larry mentions Ivan Drago's murder of Apollo Creed in one of Zanna's conversations.
A Tale of Two Titans (2004) (Video)
This title is referenced.
High Chaparall: Episode #3.2 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Drawn Together: The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Robots (2005)
there is a poster in Rodney's room that says "Rock 'Em Sock' Em IV: Red VS Blue"
Bummin' It: The Life and Times of Oyster Bummins (2006)
referenced in dialogue
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Hundred Dollar Baby (2006) (TV Episode)
this movie is referenced in this episode
The Opponents (2006) (Video)
the film is discussed and used in clips
Tanner (2007)
Conversation
Entourage: Malibooty (2007) (TV Episode)
Turtle says that Eric didn't like Rocky IV.
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007) (TV Movie)
Patton Oswalt referenced Rocky IV and Sylvster Stallone when roasting Flavor Flav.
Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) (TV Episode)
Stewie brings out the robot from Rocky IV
Trip & Sloan (2007) (Short)
Sloan discussed the prevelence of Soviet culture during the 1980's.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
Captain Ivan Drago appears among the villains.
X-Play: Super Mario Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Morgan mentions Ivan Drago and quotes him.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Sylvester Stallone's interview.
Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii (2008) (TV Episode)
Donna refers to one of the Pyroviles as "Rocky IV".
American Dad!: Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold (2008) (TV Episode)
Ivan Drago, the main antagonist from Rocky IV, appears during Stan's song.
Disaster Movie (2008)
mentioned by Juney
The Onion News Network: Obama Runs Constructive Criticism Ad Against McCain (2008) (TV Episode)
Scrolling banner announces Russia warning the world may face more movies like this
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by John McCain on Weekend Update
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Big Bird (2008) (TV Episode)
Kelly says her favorite character from the "Rocky" movies was Drago
Chowder: Chowder's Catering Company/The Catch Phrase (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the catch-phrases in Gazpacho's book.
Game Boys (2008)
Steve says that just because R.O.B. isn't the robot from this film doesn't make him any less of a robot.
Dogtooth (2009)
The older sister sees a tape of Rocky IV and recites the dialogue from this film.
Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Better Off Ted: Lust in Translation (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil.
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (2010) (Video Game)
Devout (soldier in C&C 4) mimics the phrase of Dolph Lundgren "If he dies, he dies"... with an alternate version: "If I die, I die"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Final Exam (2010) (TV Episode)
At the hotel, Anatoli uses the alias "Ivan Drago."
Ip Man 2 (2010)
The second half of the film is a straight frame-by-frame reenactment of "Rocky IV". Master Hung (Yip Man's rival-turned-friend) dies in the ring while facing Twister, which triggers a finale between Yip and Twister.
How I Met Your Mother: Doppelgangers (2010) (TV Episode)
Barney says that Ted with his hair dyed blonde looks like Brigitte Nielsen and Dolph Lundgren from the movie.
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Rocky.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Anniversary (2010) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren quotes two famous lines from his Ivan Drago breakthrough role in Rocky IV: "I must break you." and "If you die, you die."
The Good Guys: Vacation (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Stark
Jackass 3D (2010)
Bam attempts another sucker-punching stunt called "Rocky 4"
Poker Night at the Inventory (2010) (Video Game)
The Heavy mentioned he liked the first 20 minutes of the movie.
Just Go with It (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge: Day 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Actors Who Direct" category
Special Collector's Edition: Masters del universo (2011) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren movie mentioned
Forget About It: Rocky (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
Real Steel (2011)
"Anything that he sees, he kills!"
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Stalone talks about this movie.
Bum Reviews: Real Steel (2011) (TV Episode)
"Zeus is run by Drago and that Russian chick."
Nikita: Looking Glass (2011) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff refers to Volkov as Ivan Drago.
The Real Rocky (2011) (TV Movie)
A "Rocky IV" movie poster is shown.
How I Met Your Mother: The Slutty Pumpkin Returns (2011) (TV Episode)
Barney arrives at the Halloween party dressed as Apollo Creed, while James Brown's "Livin' in America" plays.
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the Critic's guilty pleasures.
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Sean says Ben learned all his Russian from watching this film
30 Rock: Today You Are a Man (2012) (TV Episode)
Hazel says her hero is Ivan Drago from the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.92 (2012) (TV Episode)
Michael Clarke Duncan says that hearing "Living in America" reminds him of Rocky and Drago from the film
The Cinema Snob: Ninja Terminator (2012) (TV Episode)
"You're gonna wanna save that robot so Rocky can give it to Paulie on his birthday."
The Cinema Snob: Goldengirl (2012) (TV Episode)
"Look at these gadgets, this is more like Rocky IV."
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Apollo Creed is referenced when Stallone mentions about bad things happending to people he's gotten close to.
The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
Chanting "Drago! Drago!" when stitching Lincoln.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.200 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dolph Lundgren was in the film
Dave's Old Porn: Joe Rogan/Ginger Lynn (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Joe Rogan
New Girl: Parents (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!: Episode #12.16 (2012) (TV Episode)
Declan Donnelly asks the question, "Sylvester Stallone starred in the Rocky series of films but in which of these films did he fight Ivan Drago?" Ashley Roberts says, "I have no idea. Three?" Ashley is dunked into a tank of gunge for getting the answer wrong. Declan says, "I'm afraid that is incorrect. Ivan Drago starred in Rocky 4."
A Look Back at the 'Joshua Tree' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Revealed: Dolph Lundgren (2013) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren talks about the movie.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
One of the climatic levels is set to the background of Vince DiCola's War, the famous music track from the film.
Nostalgia Critic: A.I: Artificial Intelligence (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic imitates Drago, saying "I must break you."
Weight Training (2013) (Short)
Picture taped to mirror, montage
The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) (TV Episode)
"Y'know, Ivan Drago, less is more."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by hosts
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Putin says: "Ivan Drago is in the house"
How I Met Your Mother: Bedtime Stories (2013) (TV Episode)
The bus passengers talk about the movie.
The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) (TV Episode)
"Russia is still mourning over the defeat of Ivan Drago."
ABC News Nightline: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Cynthia mentions that Rocky spawned five sequels.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
In a list of viewers'/listeners' favorite Christmas movies
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Natan Sharansky says he fought Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV"
Raising Hope: Hot Dish (2014) (TV Episode)
While at Howdy's Market, Barney mentions this movie to Virginia Chance
James & Mike Mondays: Rocky (PS2) (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions that Ivan Drago is playable in the Rocky PS2 game.
Raising Hope: Road to Natesville (2014) (TV Episode)
The narrator mentions this movie by name
Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn, imitating Ivan Drago, says, "I must break you!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"Dammit, Doctor, you can't base all your scientific research on Rocky IV!"
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.9 (2014) (TV Episode)
Arad Nir mentions Rocky vs. Ivan Drago
Bum Reviews: Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (TV Episode)
"They can be hilarious as Rocky 4 was supposed to be a comedy."
James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brendan asked how much percentage of Rocky IV is a montage.
AirBurst: The Soda of Doom (2014) (Short)
Fitness Montage
Neighbours: Episode #1.6947 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brennan suggests watching all 6 Rocky Movies to Paige
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of films released in 1985
Rocky IV: le coup de poing américain (2014) (TV Movie)
discussed

Features 

Rocky (1976)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Hollywood's New Vandalism (1986) (TV Episode)
A scene in the boxing ring is shown next to a similar scene in "Raging Bull" (1980) to illustrate the impact of color versus black-and-white.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1985 (2005) (TV Episode)
They showed clips of it.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Rocky (2006) (TV Episode)
Movie clips are used.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
clips shown
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Several brief clips
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
John Cena's Favorite Film
Transongeist (2009) (Short)
Linda watches Rocky IV on Television.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Hurt Locker/My Sister's Keeper/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) (TV Episode)
America's #5 Enemy in the Movies: The Russians.
Nostalgia Critic: Rocky IV (2010) (TV Episode)
The movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: James and the Giant Peach (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Other Dream Team (2012)
A clip is featured.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Culling: Superboy #9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Rocky says everyone can change
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 35 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Moonlighting: Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) (TV Episode)
The final boxing match between David and a Russian mirrors the Balboa-Drago-fight. The Rocky anthem can be heard and there's a Stallone look-alike cheering David on.
Rocky VI (1986) (Short)
You Can't Do That on Television: Enemies and Paranoia (1986) (TV Episode)
When Adam is made to wrestle.
Rocky IV: An Animation (1999) (Short)
Picasso Face (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Hatley High (2003)
The Soviet/US chess match is a spoof of the boxing match in the movie
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (Video)
"Living with a Hernia" spoofs James Brown's "Living in America" perfromance in "Rocky IV."
Racing Stripes (2005)
In Rocky IV, Rocky uses low-tech training methods and Ivan uses hi-tech methods. In Racing Stripes, there's a spoof where the zebra represents Rocky and the horse represents Ivan.
American Dad!: Threat Levels (2005) (TV Episode)
When Stan finishes the match, after receiving Francine's help.
Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian "training" for his test
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
A film in this title called 'Push-Up: The Movie' spoofs elements of this film.
The Cleveland Show: BFFs (2011) (TV Episode)
"No Easy Way Out" plays over a Montage ala Rocky IV
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
After obtaining the Killstar, Sergeant Rex Power Colt undergoes a training regiment, spoofing the training montage from Rocky IV. The various training exercises being spoofed are Rex lifting a barbell with increasing weights, as well as running on an inclined treadmill like Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago.
The Cleveland Show: Crazy Train (2013) (TV Episode)
When Cleveland is lying on the ground bleeding, he says "If I dies, I dies"

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