Talia Shire

As Rocky IV turns 30, here are 4 things
you never knew about the film

Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren | The original Rocky was a scrappy tale of a lower-class hero; it practically plays like an indie movie now. Rocky IV is the story of…

It’s hard to find something more ’80s than Rocky IV. The movie is an overwrought Reagan-era allegory for the capitalist-communist conflict that dominated world politics for the better part of four decades. Beyond its dated absurdity, however, the movie is still tons of fun, ripe with hubris, shocking death, montages, and the most epic boxing match of the Rocky series. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, Nov. 27, 1985, here are some little-known facts about Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) vs. Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).

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