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Rocky VI (1986)

| Short, Comedy, Music
Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. ... See full summary »

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Aki Kaurismäki
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Cast overview:
Silu Seppälä ... Rock'y
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Igor
Heinäsirkka Heinäsirkka ... Doris
Mato Valtonen ... Manageri
Juuso Hirvikangas Juuso Hirvikangas ... Sparrari
Matti Pellonpää ... Aljosa, Igorin valmentaja
Jaakko Talaskivi Jaakko Talaskivi ... Dimitri
Sakke Järvenpää ... Miliisi
Neka Haapanen Neka Haapanen ... Tuomari
Heimo Holopainen Heimo Holopainen ... Radioselostaja
Asmo Hurula Asmo Hurula ... Kehätuomari
Jussi Kersch Jussi Kersch ... Päätuomari
Marjaana Mykkänen Marjaana Mykkänen ... Numerotyttö
Aki Kaurismäki ... Lehtikuvaaja
Tiina Tiikeri Tiina Tiikeri
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Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. Kaurismaeki describes the film as "my revenge on Mr.Stallone, who I think is an asshole". Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Finland

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English | Finnish

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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Rocky VI
Performed by Sleepy Sleepers
Composed by Silu Seppälä, Sakari Kuosmanen
Lyrics by Nicky Tesco
Arranged by T.T. Oksala, Nicky Tesco
Vocals by Nicky Tesco
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Watch the real "Rocky" as the American version of "Rocky" was idiotic as well as partial.
6 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Aki Kaurismaki's Finnish short film 'Rocky VI' does not shy away from being a parody of one of modern American cinema's biggest hits "Rocky". It is a parody with a difference as black humor is one of its biggest driving force. It has a documentary side to it too as what happens before a boxing match is shown with true honesty. The viewers get to watch how boxers get too little to eat while their managers enjoy nice food and drinks. It is interesting to watch all the personal care which is needed in preparing a boxer. Before this film, a section of American film directors prided itself in presenting a bad image of Russian people as evil and wicked. Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki seems to have avenged Russian people as he shows how a puny American boxer chickens out ignominiously. He has also taken proper care to depict Russian aspects correctly by showing a photo of Russian politician Mikhail Gorbachev in the back ground. Everything related to the travel by Americans and Russians was honestly depicted. Rocky Balboa might have been considered a good boxer by many fans but Russian boxer Igor has proved that he is an equally great boxer with ability to knock any American boxer.


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