Rocky must come out of retirement to battle a gargantuan Soviet fighter named Drago, who brutally punished Rocky's friend and former rival, Apollo Creed. Seeking revenge in the name of his fallen comrade and his country, Rocky agrees to fight Drago in Moscow on Christmas, and the bout changes both fighters -- and the world.
|Release Date||:||November 21, 1985|
|Production Company||:||United Artists|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen, Tony Burton, Michael Pataki, Dolph Lundgren, Stu Nahan, R. J. Adams, Al Bandiero, Dominic Barto, Danial Brown, James Brown, Rose Mary Campos|
|Plot Keywords||:||usa, transporter, loss of lover, cold war, soviet union, boxer, kgb, dying and death, loss of powers, boxing match, training, matter of life and death, sibiria, friendship, victory, sport, revenge|
After Drago, an intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet boxer, literally destroys Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky goes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. Stallone is a unique presence in North American cinema and hopefully will do more of these kinds of austere, gripping character pieces in the future. The film's screenplay is tight and well-written, and it's the kind of film that proves that a small story can be much more meaningful than a larger one. Unfairly dismissed by some as confusing. Its complexity begins within its characters. It's an amazing work, everything I had hoped for.