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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 ... Ivan 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

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He Could Have Stopped The Fight. He Could Have Saved His Best Friend's Life. But Now, The Only Thing He Can't Do Is Walk Away... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Ivan Drago should have immediately been disqualified when he viciously grabbed Rocky by the throat and punched him after the bell sounded ending the second round of their match. See more »

Quotes

[Apollo's funeral]
Rocky: There's a lot I could say about this man, but I don't know if it matters now. I guess what matters is what he stood for, what he lived for, and what he died for. You always did everything the way you wanted it. And I didn't understand that, but now I understand. I'll never forget you, Apollo. You're the best."
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Current AMC broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Street
Performed by Go West
Written by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie
Produced by Gary Stevenson
Go West appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Rocky
13 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I do not understand how this film can have such a low rating, this is undoubtedly the best movie in the saga "Rocky" so far. With a fantastic storyline, a sensational fighting scene, a very good cast, a good sound mix, great soundtrack and great music (such as the famous "Eye of the Tiger", "Burning Heart", "Walk on the Street "" Hearts on Fire "and" There's no Easy Way Out "). Truly good, one of the best movies ever and one of the greatest classics of the 80s. Highly recommend.


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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:

$300,473,716
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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