Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the ring in a boxing match against a Russian Boxer named Ivan Drago. Drago is too strong for Creed, and unfortunately kills him in his match. Balboa blames himself for Creed's death and is determined to defeat Drago in a boxing match. He gains the help of Creed's former manager, Duke and travels to U.S.S.R. to take on Drago.Written by
The training scenes set in Russia were actually filmed in Wyoming. The farm is located in Jackson Hole, and most of the exterior shots were filmed in the Grand Teton National Park. The fight itself was shot at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia. See more »
During the training montage in Russia there is a part where Drago is sparring and Rocky is chopping down a tree. However, when the tree falls you can hear the background noise of a chainsaw. It is more distinct in the VHS version. See more »
[In the dining room]
His just an amateur, his big and stronger but his clumsy I know I can beat him
Why do you want to fight him?
Let's just say it's something I believe in
[to Rocky Jr]
Go finish your homework
Ok, later dad later uncle Paulie later Apollo.
[to as he Rocky Jr. leaves]
later big man
Don't you think people expect Rocky to whack this bum out first?
Yeah and he will this is just an exhibition bout, its kids' stuff
What's the purpose? What's it worth getting hurt at this point in your ...
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Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »
On the USA Network version of the film, a shot of Drago taking steroids is reframed to edit out a needle piercing his shoulder. To keep time with the song "Heart's On Fire" playing in the background, previous shots of the needle full of steroids are slowed down. See more »
The peaks of the Rocky franchise are the first movie and the fourth movie. Rocky is the Academy Award-winning drama and Rocky IV is the exhilarating, montage-driven 80s popcorn flick. Yes, this is a silly movie, but Ivan Drago is an intimidating opponent, and I think we all shed a tear or two when Apollo died. If nothing else, this movie gave us one of the best workout soundtracks ever - thanks, Rocky IV!
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