Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the rings 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
If you look carefully at the very opening scene (the American glove and the Russian glove colliding), you can see that a split second after the gloves collide and a split second before they're covered by the explosion, the Russian glove breaks in half and falls to the ground. See more »
Bloodstain on Rocky's shorts during bout with Drago. See more »
[to Rocky Jr]
Yo, can you turn your robot down, please?
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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 »
This movie is painfully underrated. Maybe people don't like it because the hero of a decade has fallen. But Rocky did not belong in a mansion. He belonged in his old neighborhood. Didn't we all know that? Didn't we all wince when Rock "became civilized"? Rocky V brings Rocky back to his old haunts; he even wears some of his old clothes. Granted, it is probably the most painful Rocky movie to watch, but this is only pathos--not flaws in the film.
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