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Rocky IV


rockyivApollo Creed (Carl Weathers) wants a comeback in the ring and decides to fight an intimidating Soviet boxer (Dolph Lundgren); the disastrous consequences pull Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) into the biggest bout of his life. It’s possible to view this third sequel, the most bankable of them all, as a Cold War satire. There’s so much 1980s kitsch here that reaches its zenith in a couple of engaging music video montages; the songs and score are perfect for the film. Very intense, and Lundgren is right for his partā€¦ but in the end this is just too silly, including Rocky’s climactic appeal to Soviet leaders.

1985-U.S. 91 min. Color. Written and directed byĀ Sylvester Stallone. Songs: “Burning Heart” (performed by Survivor), “Living in America” (performed by James Brown). Music: Vince DiCola. Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa), Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago), Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed), Talia Shire, Burt Young, Brigitte Nielsenā€¦ James Brown.

Trivia: Followed by Rocky V (1990).

Razzie: Worst Director, Actor (Stallone), Supporting Actress (Nielsen), Musical Score, New Star (Nielsen).



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