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Rocky IV

runtime: 01:31

rating: PG

director: Sylvester Stallone

writer: Sylvester Stallone

cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Dolph Lundgren

release date: November 27th, 1985

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.