Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.


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Juel Taylor (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael B. Jordan ... Adonis Johnson
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Tessa Thompson ... Bianca
Phylicia Rashad ... Mary Anne Creed
Dolph Lundgren ... Ivan Drago
Florian Munteanu ... Viktor Drago (as Florian 'Big Nasty' Munteanu)
Russell Hornsby ... Buddy Marcelle
Wood Harris ... Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
Milo Ventimiglia ... Robert Balboa
Robbie Johns ... Logan Balboa
Andre Ward ... Danny 'Stuntman' Wheeler
Brigitte Nielsen ... Ludmilla Drago
Patrice Harris Patrice Harris ... Padman (as Patrice 'Boogey' Harris)
Jacob 'Stitch' Duran ... Stitch
Ana Gerena ... Adrian's Waitress

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Years after Adonis Creed made a name for himself under Rocky Balboa's mentorship, the young boxer becomes the Heavyweight Champion of the World. While life is good with that victory and his marriage to Bianca, trouble comes to Philadelphia when Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Adonis' father, Apollo, arrives with his son, Viktor, to challenge Adonis. Against Rocky's advice, Adonis accepts the challenge without his mentor's participation and pays the price in a punishing bout he wins only by a technicality. Now injured and demoralized, Adonis cannot bring himself to back into the game, leaving his spirit and title in jeopardy. Together, Adonis' family and Rocky must find a way to rekindle Adonis' fighting spirit to face the future in whatever choice he makes. Meanwhile, the Drago family have its own troubles trying to regain the respect in their homeland that they lost at Rocky's hands as they wonder whether is it truly worth it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


An important plot point in the film is Rocky's feelings of responsibility and guilt for not stopping the fight when Apollo Creed was killed in the ring by Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985). However, the writers chose to omit the fact that the referee attempted to stop the fight, but was thrown aside by Drago who continued to hit Creed, and ultimately killed him in the ring. So even if Rocky had thrown in the towel, it seems doubtful that Drago would have stopped fighting just because Rocky threw in the towel, since he already completely ignored the referee's attempt to stop the fight. See more »


Prior to his fight with Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler, the Tale of the Tape shown on-screen states Adonis's age as 28. This is impossible. Adonis was born between 1985 and 1986, making him at least 31-32 by the year 2018. See more »


Ivan Drago: [comforts Viktor] It's okay.
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Time Tick
Written by Ludwig Göransson & Bibi Bourelly
Performed by Tessa Thompson
Produced by Ludwig Göransson
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Mediocre Fan Fiction Sequel
21 November 2018 | by darcontekSee all my reviews

This movie definitely needed Ryan Coogler to serve as a director. When I first watched Creed 1, I was skeptical but was impressed because there was a lot of heart and emotion in the film. Even though Creed lost in the first movie, you felt his growth was bigger as a boxer and a person than in this one.

This movie felt like somebody's fan fiction come to life. It's totally predictable and doesn't take any risks. The fighting isn't bad but the emotional growth that Creed experiences in the first movie seems to be totally ignored so that they can make him an irrational hothead just so that he can take the fight with Drago.

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Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,574,710, 25 November 2018

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