Rocky IV

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.

luchador

Factual error: During the press conference scene, Drago's hat should have an officer's gold cap cord, but instead has only a black chinstrap, which, combined with that style of cockade means that the cap is only approved for wear by warrant officers in the Soviet Army.

Character mistake: When the coach is playing chess with the Russian, he wins by moving the bishop. He moved it straight forward, but the bishop can only move diagonally.

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Suggested correction: He doesn't move a bishop, he moves his pawn forward one spot.

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Rocky: Going in one more round when you don't think you can - that's what makes all the difference in your life.

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Trivia: Sylvester Stallone, actually tore a muscle in his heart while filming the training sequence in which he lifts the sleigh that everybody was sitting in. Filming had to stop for two months so doctors could make sure that he healed properly and the chances for him having a heart attack would be reduced.

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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