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Rocky IV

  • Drama
  • 1985
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Rocky BalboaSylvester Stallone
Adrian BalboaTalia Shire
PaulieBurt Young
Apollo CreedCarl Weathers
DragoDolph Lundgren
LudmillaBrigitte Nielsen
DukeTony Burton
Nicoli KoloffMichael Pataki
Sports announcerR J Adams
Godfather of SoulJames Brown (2)
Manual VegaJames "Cannonball" Green
Rocky JrRocky Krakoff
Mrs CreedSylvia Meals
InterviewerDean Hammond
MaidRose Mary Campos

Crew

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DirectorSylvester Stallone

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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