Rocky IV Poster

Release Date: May 24th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 1997

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky's friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen, Tony Burton, Michael Pataki, Dolph Lundgren

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Genres: Action, Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Whereas Stallone with "Rambo" is messing around with real places and real events, in Rocky IV we all know that this is pure Hollywood, pure fantasy. And very well made Hollywood fantasy, indeed. show more

  • Rocky IV is movie-making by the numbers. Even the climactic fight scene isn't as exciting as it should be, maybe because we know with a certainty born of long experience how it will turn out. show more

  • The jingoism is blindingly awful, but by the time of the showdown, the film has descended into an unaware parody of itself. show more

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