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
The only film in the Rocky series where Mickey is not spoken about, although he is seen in the montage during the song "There's no easy way out". Also, the only film in the series where Adrian drives a car. See more »
During the Creed/Drago fight, the referee tries to stop the fight and then gets shoved back by Drago. That would have automatically stopped the fight and Drago would've been disqualified, as fighters are not permitted to assault the referee. See more »
The peaks of the Rocky franchise are the first movie and the fourth movie. Rocky is the Academy Award-winning drama and Rocky IV is the exhilarating, montage-driven 80s popcorn flick. Yes, this is a silly movie, but Ivan Drago is an intimidating opponent, and I think we all shed a tear or two when Apollo died. If nothing else, this movie gave us one of the best workout soundtracks ever - thanks, Rocky IV!
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