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Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director:

Steven Caple Jr.

Writers:

Juel Taylor (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

'Creed II' Cast Make Their Own 'Rocky' Musical Montages

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Storyline

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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The Legend Becomes Stronger. See more »

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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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Trivia

Principal photography began in March 2018. Filming occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood, and was completed on June 7, 2018. Some scenes were filmed at the Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

During final championship fight with the American Creed fighting the Russian Drago in Russia, Drago is knocked down during one scene and the referee who is supposed to be Russian can be heard counting in "English" then in another scene where Drago is knocked down the referee can be heard counting in "Russian". See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: I asked if she would not mind marrying me very much, which is kind of a dumb way of saying she's my world, and she made me better than I deserved to be.
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Connections

Follows Rocky V (1990) See more »

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Kill 'Em with Success
Written by Mike Will Made It (as Michael Williams), Christopher Lee, Schoolboy Q (as Quincy Hanley), 2 Chainz (as Tauheed Epps), Brandon Brown, Mark Buchanan, Mark A. Rudd Jr. & Martin Alexander Pitt
Performed by Eearz, Schoolboy Q & 2 Chainz
Courtesy of Ear Drummer Records / Interscope Records
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We Need a Viktor and Ivan Drago Spin Off
23 February 2020 | by AGoodSee all my reviews

This movie is not as good as the first Creed. It felt like a remake of Rocky 3 and was just too formulaic. However what made the movie for me was the final scenes where my appreciation of the movie changed by simply seeing the final round from the perspective of the Dragos and the aftermath of the fight with the Drago's.

Adonis is done for, his story arc is ove and I don't want there to be more for him. He is happy and complete. Rocky's story is now done too. But Ivan and Viktor Drago were the only interesting people in this movie. And I simply want to see what happens to them both now after this ending.

I want to see them pick up the pieces and be successful. They've earned it after the ending which was unheard of in a movie of this type.

Please Sly and Dolph make it happen.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,574,710, 25 November 2018

Gross USA:

$115,715,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,215,889
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2.39 : 1
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