A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
|Release Date||:||October 18, 1990|
|Production Company||:||United Artists|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||John G. Avildsen|
|Casts||:||Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Morrison, Richard Gant, Tony Burton, Jimmy Gambina, Delia Sheppard, Mike Girard Sheehan, Michael Williams, Kevin Connolly, Elisebeth Peters, Hayes Swope, Nicky Blair|
|Plot Keywords||:||philadelphia, transporter, father son relationship, cataclysm, trainer, restart, bankrupt, boxer, disappointment, career, boxing match, training, world champion, challenger, street riots, sponsorship, challenge, champion, tax consultant, boxing school, praise, friendship, sport, father figure|
Sometimes it gets annoying to me how critical people are of the Rocky series. It's like they feel like they have to say terrible things about it, probably because people can be so negative that they can't find it in themselves to believe that a 'less than intelligent' person with heart, drive and passion can move mountains and achieve success.
I personally thought this, and every other Rocky movie, was fabulous. I thought Sage Stallone was amazing in his debut as Rocky's son. Also, this movie showed a more real side of boxing, the business side, with exploitative agents and corrupt business tactics.
Some may think the Rocky series is an unrealistic saga, but Rocky IV proves it isn't. The person we saw struggle, fight, and grow rich is now back to square one...minus all the money but still with the heart.
I saw this movie and it brought tears to my eyes. It shows how wrapped up we can become when trying to achieve our goals through others and how it affects people around us.
I thought it was an interesting storyline and was a lot better than people give it credit for.