My Old Addiction

Rocky IV


(out of 5)

Commonly known as the one where he fights the Russian. How many times does this underdog have to go the distance before we get the point?   has really overdone his most famous role by this point, a formulaic, by-the-numbers film that follows the paths of the equally forgettable sequels to the 1976 Oscar-winning original. Rocky’s old pal Apollo Creed () gets killed in the ring against a formidable Russian boxer (), prompting Rocky to take the guy on himself. He does, and the rest is predictable.  returns as the ever-faithful Adrian, and  (then Mrs. Stallone) appears as Lundgren’s wife.

United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

USA, 1985

Directed by

Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, based on his characters

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,



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