Rocky IV

Rocky IV

Sylvester Stallone (1985)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Sylvester Stallone here returns to the Rocky road with decidedly less success than before. Nobody boxes clever in this lazy third sequel, also directed by Stallone, which introduced Dolph Lundgren to the movie world, though Stallone's then-wife Brigitte Nielsen easily outstrips Lundgren in the stone-faced acting stakes. This time out, Rocky has to take on Soviet super-champ Ivan Drago (Lundgren), and though it's impossible not to get caught up in our hero's Russian training programme, or to root for his climactic victory, the mawkish montages accompanied by blaring music are no substitute for plot shading.


The Italian Stallion agrees to help former champion Apollo Creed train for a match against a seemingly invincible boxer from the Soviet Union, only to see his friend die as a result of injuries sustained in the fight. Rocky vows to avenge him, and prepares to take on the Russian heavyweight in his own country. Drama sequel, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. With Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers and Brigitte Nielsen.

Cast & Crew

Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone
Adrian Balboa Talia Shire
Paulie Burt Young
Apollo Creed Carl Weathers
Drago Dolph Lundgren
Ludmilla Brigitte Nielsen
Duke Tony Burton
Nicoli Koloff Michael Pataki
Sports announcer R J Adams
Godfather of Soul James Brown (2)
Manual Vega James "Cannonball" Green
Rocky Jr Rocky Krakoff
Mrs Creed Sylvia Meals
Interviewer Dean Hammond
Maid Rose Mary Campos
Director Sylvester Stallone
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray