PG | | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.
During filming, Dolph Lundgren and Carl Weathers really did not get along and got into an altercation. Lundgren threw Weathers into a corner of the boxing ring. After that, Weathers shouted profanities at Lundgren while leaving the ring and announced that he was calling his agent and quitting the movie. Only after Sylvester Stallone forced the two actors to reconcile did the movie continue. This event caused a four-day work stoppage while Weathers was talked back into the part and Lundgren agreed to tone down his aggressiveness.
His just an amateur, his big and stronger but his clumsy I know I can beat him
Adrian: Why do you want to fight him?
Apollo: Let's just say it's something I believe in
Adrian: Go finish your homework
Rocky Jr.: Ok, later dad later uncle Paulie later Apollo.
Paulie: later big man
Paulie: Don't you think ...
During the end of the 14th round, it can be clearly seen that Drago has thrown Rocky and is punching him in Rocky's corner. When the bell goes and the respective teams storm into the ring to split them up, it can be clearly seen that they are now in Dragos corner, with the red ring post behind them as opposed from the white.
The end credits sequence is presented with a slideshow of scenes from the movie before the last picture, also seen in the film's poster, starts zooming out towards the end of the credits.
On the USA Network version of the film, a shot of Drago taking steroids is reframed to edit out a needle piercing his shoulder. To keep time with the song "Heart's On Fire" playing in the background, previous shots of the needle full of steroids are slowed down.
$19,991,537 1 December 1985
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