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Rocky IV (1985)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 27 November 1985 (USA)
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

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Sylvester Stallone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
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 R.J. Adams ... Sports Announcer
Al Bandiero ... American Commentator #2
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Russian Government Official
Danial Brown Danial Brown ... Rocky Jr.'s Friend
James Brown ... The Godfather of Soul
Rose Mary Campos Rose Mary Campos ... Maid
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Storyline

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 Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Instagram | MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

27 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Wyoming, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,991,537, 1 December 1985

Gross USA:

$127,873,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,400,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the training montage, Rocky grabs a black and white picture of Drago off his mirror frame and crumbles it up just like Apollo did with Rocky's picture in Rocky II (1979). See more »

Goofs

Drago was never as monitored or surveyed during his stay in the USA as much as Rocky was during his own stay in the USSR. See more »

Quotes

Adrian: [Seeing Adrian for the first time in Russia] I couldn't stay away anymore. I missed you.
Rocky: I missed you.
Adrian: I'm with you no matter what.
Rocky: No matter what?
Adrian: [Nods] No matter what.
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Crazy Credits

Only Rocky film that doesn't start with the "scrolling Rocky" logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Sweetest Victory
Performed by Mark Torien
Written by Jake Hooker and Duane Hitchings
Produced by Jimmy Iovine, Jake Hooker and Duane Hitchings
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User Reviews

 
One of my favorite movies ever !!
30 November 2018 | by nromano-27649See all my reviews

As a kid I used to watch this movie endlessly with my friends and brothers. It always had an aspect that I found so powerful; having no pain. No matter what comes our way, you fight your way through the pain in life till the end. Apollo dies and Rocky has to fight for his vengeance. It was always so heartlfelt to me that Rocky fought for those he loved. He examplified the importance of having no pain and fighting for his true desire and love. I'll be the first to admit that this movie is pure fantasy but it was powerful to me. I also connected with Rocky's character and knew that he had flaws but yet he just never gave up and kept on punching. Growing up, I picked up on cheesy parts but it still delivered the same chills and motivation as I got older. This movie has its faults but it's so meaningful and the action is near perfect. Literally the biggest problem to me now is Rocky barely blocks at all! If only he did, along with some tweaking, this movie would earn a well deserved 10/10. I wish they perfected the realistic side to it to make it even better and I say that with love. All in all, seriously a fantastic ride alongside one of my favorite actors.


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