E14: Rocky IV (1985)

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker, a comedian and an author montage their way through the 80s movies we love while dragging ametaphorical log through the Russian snow the entire time… Also while leaving the kids home with a robot babysitter.

THIS is Epsidode 14: Rocky IV, a movie selection from 1985 – and part two of our Sylvester Stallone Double Feature!

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1985: Rocky IV

IMDB Says… 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.

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Guest Craig Michael Curtis recommends Miracle, another exciting underdog story of beating impossible odds… and Russians. Oh, and KURT RUSSEL. IMDB says… Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Nathan thinks you should watch Creed. But he also understands what an obvious choice that is. So he further recommends The Americans TV Series. IMDB says… At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

Krissy recommends Black Panther. Because Michael B Jordan.

Whats Up Next?

Next up we’re doing a “Wait, you’ve never seen THAT!?!” Double Feature! First Up is Chances Are from 1989. IMDB says... A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.

 

 


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