Rocky IV

Continuity mistake: When Apollo is getting ready to fight the Russian boxer, he comes out with white boxing gloves on. Sometime during the announcement of the fighters, the camera shows Rocky and Apollo standing in Apollo's corner. Apollo is jumping up and down while pointing with an ungloved and untaped hand, He is saying "I want you". The next time they show Apollo, he has his gloves on again. (00:26:55)

Continuity mistake: When Apollo is knocked out during the fight with Drago, he falls to the canvas in slow motion. During the fall his hands are hanging down, but in the next shot, when he lies on the floor after the fall, his hands are in front of his head. In the next shot his arms are down again. (00:31:25)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Apollo is playing with his dog in his pool while hearing the news of Ivan Drago on television, he has three tennis balls in his hand. In one shot he throws 2 of the tennis balls to the dog, and in the next shot he is seen with 3 balls back in his hands while looking at the television.

Continuity mistake: During the first round of Rocky's fight with Drago there is a brief shot of Tony and Paulie looking on. Tony already has blood on his shirt, but being the first round there obviously hasn't been any time between rounds for him to have come in contact with Rocky's blood.

Continuity mistake: During round 2 of the Rocky/Drago fight, Drago backed Rocky into a neutral corner. The next shot has them in Rocky's corner, then Rocky cuts Drago from the neutral corner again in the following shot. They couldn't have moved back and forth that quickly.

Continuity mistake: Before the final round, one of the Russian politicians slowly rises from his seat, comes down to the ring (from all the way up in the luxury suites) yells at the trainer, yells at Drago, then is picked up by Drago and thrown into the crowd. Then Drago says some things to him in Russian. In standard boxing, the period between a round is always 60 seconds. That Premier got down to the ring amazingly fast. (01:17:30)

Continuity mistake: When Rocky and his crew arrive in Russia, watch the Mercedes limo that picks them up. In the last shot at the airport as they are getting into the car, it has tinted windows in the back where in the previous views they were clear. This only happens once and the next view of the car when they drive up to the training farm shows the windows are clear and the passengers are visible.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the second round between Rocky and Drago, Drago has both eyes cut when Rocky throws him to the ground, but he only has one eye cut when he gets to his corner.

Continuity mistake: Midway between the first and second round in the 'Creed vs. Drago' match the broadcaster states, "Ivan Drago is definitely for real." During his statement there is one camera angle peered on Drago's backside with no trainer within the proximity of his left side. Then immediately there is another camera angle peering on Drago's right side with a trainer placing his mouthpiece to the left in close proximity as the broadcaster finishes his statement. This suggests no discontinuity of time between the two camera angles as the trainer magically appears out of nowhere. (00:31:20)


Continuity mistake: Just before the fight between Drago and Apollo happens and the announcer is about to announce Drago. Just as the announcer starts saying, "And in the red corner,", we can see Drago in his corner, facing and apparently talking to one of his corner men, indicated by Drago shaking his head yes. Not even a split second later or two words further in the introduction, we now see Drago about 8 feet away from his corner men, pacing as if anticipating to be announced.

Continuity mistake: In round 2 when Rocky hits Drago, Duke his trainer yells 'HE'S CUT' before Rocky even finishes the punch. It's impossible that he would cut that fast, and then a cornerman would see it at the same time.

Joe White

Continuity mistake: When Rocky defeats Drago, a USA flag that is draped on his shoulders moves from shot to shoot. At first, it is on his shoulders with the stars on the left side. The movie cuts to a different camera and now the stars on over his right shoulder. Then back to the left. Then not visible at all with only stripes on his shoulders.


Continuity mistake: When Apollo is knocked out during the fight with Drago, he falls to the canvas in slow motion. During the fall his hands are hanging down, but in the next shot, when he lies on the floor after the fall, his hands are in front of his head. In the next shot his arms are down again. (00:31:25)

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Duke: All your strength, all your power, all your love. Everything you've got. Right now!

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Trivia: The Russian landscape that is the setting for both Rocky and Drago's training was actually shot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Rollin Garcia Jr

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Question: To elaborate on the question regarding Drago facing criminal charges for killing Apollo: when he pushes the ref aside you say that in real life the fight would have been stopped, however, he almost lands the fatal blow right afterwards so he didn't give anyone time to stop it, wouldn't he be charged with criminally negligent manslaughter or something similar? I can understand him not facing charges if it had happened during the normal course of the fight, but the fact that he didn't allow the ref to stop the fight leads me to believe that he was negligent and thus responsible for Apollo's death.

Answer: Unless Drago did something deliberately illegal to increase damage (altering his gloves or wraps like Luis Resto), then no. Risk of severe injury is a standard for contact sports and boxing especially.

Greg Dwyer

Answer: Yes. Not only would Drago have been suspended from boxing indefinitely for pushing the ref aside, but, he also would have been charged with manslaughter considering that Drago landed the blow that killed Apollo immediately after the official stopped the fight. If the blow that killed Apollo had occurred during the fight however, Drago wouldn't have faced any charges.

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