Directed by : Sylvester Stallone Produced by : Robert Chartoff,Irwin Winkler Written by : Sylvester Stallone Starring : Sylvester Stallone,Talia Shire,Burt Young,Carl Weathers,Tony Burton,Brigitte Nielsen Dolph Lundgren Music by : Vince DiCola Themes by : Bill Conti Cinematography : Bill Butler Editing by : John W. Wheeler,Don Zimmerman Studio : United Artists Distributed by : MGM/UA Entertainment Co. (USA),United International Pictures (Non-USA) Release date(s) : November 27, 1985 Running time : 90 min. Country : United States Language : Thai,Russian,Enlish Budget : US$ 31,000,000 Gross revenue : $301,473,716 Preceded by : Rocky III Followed by : Rocky V
Rocky IV is a 1985 American film written by, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone, the fou rth and most financially successful entry in the Rocky franchise. In the film, Rocky Balboa plans to ret ire from boxing after regaining his title from Clubber Lang in Rocky III. An unknown amateur boxer from t he Soviet Union, Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren), makes a bid to enter the U.S. boxing ranks. Aft er Apollo Creed dies in an exhibition match with Drago, Rocky steps into the ring to fight the Russian. It is one of the last Cold War films made before the collapse of the Soviet Union.