Ivan had a dominating round, but it was called upon by Rocky because Rocky began taunting at Ivan to bring it, similar to how he did in his fight against Clubber Lang. The fight became fairly evenly matched in the next few rounds with both fighters landing their power punches, stringing together combos, and continuing to batter their opponent. In the twelfth round, a small portion of the audience began chanting for Rocky, respecting him for his courage and spirit.
At the end of the fourteenth round, Nicolai became so furious that he left his seat in the upper deck and personally got to Ivan's corner and started to rant at him for how his performance was weak, to the point where the Soviet's started cheering for Balboa and how Ivan needed to win, or else. Ivan's temper then snaps, prompting him to grab and hold Nicolai by the neck, and throw him into the audience, exclaiming "I fight for me!
FOR ME! Ivan then commences the final round with Rocky. Balboa continued taunting Ivan, asking him to throw real punches, which prompted the then infuriated Ivan to throw more punches, but to little avail. Much like Lang, Ivan fatigued severely, rendering him helpless as Rocky rallied several punches against Ivan, uppercutting him into a knockdown.
Due to his fatigue, Ivan was incapable of answering the count and nearly fell out of the ring. He was awarded the loss via knockout in the fifteenth and final round. Following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ivan fought pro for a short time while raising his son. However, Ivan never unified the title or fought the very top contenders due to promotional politics. Ivan has raised his son in hate and Ivan has continued to train his son ruthlessly for the last 20 years.
Ivan knows that there isn't anything he himself can do to get back into the Russians good graces, but he knows that he can use his son in order to be accepted back by them. Ivan trains his son without remorse, pushing him, and often looking down on him for not doing better. The first example of this is when Viktor is running in front of Ivan's truck, and Ivan continues to pick the speed up, eventually cutting in front of Viktor and telling him "When I tell you to run faster, you run faster'' followed by slamming his car door.
Viktor has been fighting in Ukraine for some time, winning all of his fights by KO. Along the way, Ivan and Viktor meet a boxing promoter, Buddy Marcelle. He tells Balboa that they treated him like a stray dog, kicking him out. He mentions that the loss ruined his life and then threatens to avenge that loss through Viktor, echoing his first words to Rocky years earlier with, "My son will break your boy.
Adonis shoves Ivan, which prompts Viktor to shove Adonis and causing Adonis to become infuriated and attempt to go at Viktor, but Viktor is clearly not deterred by it and simply looks at Ivan, followed by walking away.
Viktor pummels Adonis, breaking his orbital bone, ribs, and brutally puncturing one of his kidneys, but he is disqualified for landing a punch on Adonis while he was down. During the time that Adonis is recovering from his injuries and regaining his confidence that was shattered, Viktor claims his first official victory on the American stage, knocking out an unnamed opponent in the first round, followed by rising to the top of the boxing ranks over the next few months thanks to his unmatched power and brutal offence.
Ivan briefly finds his way back into the good graces of the Russians as he and his son are invited to a private dinner held by some of the most powerful and influential people in Russia. The Russian's present their faith and support by offering a gift to Viktor, custom-made boxing shorts. Ivan seems delighted by all of this while Viktor doesn't seem to care for their stamp of approval.
Ludmilla Drago Ivan's ex-wife and Viktor's mother appears at the dinner, sitting next to another man, causing Viktor to storm out. He scolds Ivan for seeking validation from the very people who turned their backs on him when he needed them, telling his father that these people kicked him out. Viktor is now recognised as the official number one Heavyweight fighter in the world but he is still lacking the championship belt, the Dragos challenge Adonis Johnson Creed to a rematch in Russia and Ivan pushes Viktor to his limit in training for the bout.
However, Adonis spent his sessions training his body to repeatedly absorb heavy impact and uses Viktor's lack of technique and reliance on power punches to his advantage. Viktor enters the tenth round with the lead on the scorecards, but begins to tire, as he had never gone past the fourth round in previous matches without knocking his opponent out. Adonis knocks Viktor down twice in the round, causing a number of Viktor's supporters, including Ludmilla Drago, to leave the fight.
At this moment, Ivan realizes that his son is far more important to him and no longer cares what the Russians. Coming to peace with his past, he throws in the towel, stopping the fight, and allowing Adonis to emerge victoriously. After the fight, Ivan hugs a humiliated Viktor Drago and Ivan assures him that it is okay and that he is proud. Finally, at peace with his past, Ivan returns to the Ukraine with Viktor and the two start training together again, but this time as father and son.
Unlike Clubber Lang the opponent from the previous movie , Ivan is a man of few words. In Rocky IV , Ludmilla Drago Ivan's wife always spoke for Ivan during interviews as he simply looked at the cameras and occasionally looking at others, indicating that Ivan is a quiet person as he doesn't talk much. He is an individual who hates being treated like an object of somebody else's intentions. He seems to be a very pitiless and cold-hearted person as shown when he comments on Apollo Creed's death: "If he dies, he dies", indicating that Ivan feels no remorse deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed for his actions.
Ivan also is remembered for saying "I must break you" to Rocky Balboa immediately before the match begins. Ivan seems to be fighting for his country as the Soviet officials indicate , but as one of his promoters starts yelling at him in the fourteenth round for not fulfilling expectations, Ivan angrily lifted the promoter by the neck and threw him into the crowd, exclaiming, "I fight for me! Ivan went to extreme lengths in order to be accepted back by the Russian people, Ivan held onto the pain of being kicked out of the country for 30 years.
He shows that he does have a cold heart as he trains Viktor Drago Ivan's son , relentlessly rather than bonding with him, but by the end of Creed II, Ivan made the decision to put his son over his nation, letting go of the past and bonding with his son. Ivan's style was based on size, strength and mental resilience as he was vicious and relentless, not stopping until he finished an opponent.
He was extremely determined in the ring, capable of outworking any opponent. Ivan was also incredibly strong, a single punch impacting with the force of over two thousand pounds per square inch, hence the expression that whatever he hits, he destroys. Ivan also showed surprising agility for his size, demonstrated in his elusiveness during the fight with Apollo Creed.
Ivan tended to become more aggressive as fights went on. However, Ivan wasn't capable of enduring consistent punishment, which contributed to his loss against Rocky Balboa. After the match, Drago was locked up in the Soviet Embassy for years. Gorbachev , knowing of Drago's power, released him into the streets of the United States after briefing Drago on his mission. Drago was attacked by several people. Sporto McJockitch attacked first, some of them followed by their girlfriends, who did no damage.
Ivan defeated these, only to be met by Stabby Jenkins , a short man with a dagger. He killed these and moved on. Ivan Drago fights Sporto McJockitch. Next, he met someone unusual— Segway Jerkwad. Segway was a cyborg presumably , he had a wheel attached where his legs and feet were supposed to be.
Segway attacked immediately, but Drago was able to defeat the cyborg. Then he met another unusual sight, a cowboy. The cowboy attempted to strangle him with his lasso, but Drago was able to defeat him, too. Next came Paulie's Robot , another machine, that did not attack. Drago destroyed the robot as well. After that, Mafioso Alfredo , a man dressed in black with a small pistol, attacked.
Drago dodged the bullets and killed Alfredo. He also met Serial mom whom the criminals used to fool Drago, but to no avail, and he, in disgust, killed her and the baby which was a doll filled with blood that did not fool Drago at all. Then came Herbert the Dinosaur , a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The T-Rex used all its might to kill Drago, but in the end, Drago defeated it.
He then fought several more of the criminals before entering Mighty Mick's Gym. Drago fought a cyborg of Apollo Creed and eventually Rocky Balboa, who was confined to a wheelchair. Rocky Wiki Explore. Popular pages. Ricky Conlan. People Real-life Back. Explore Wikis Community Central.
Register Don't have an account? Ivan Drago. History Talk 5. Ivan during his first professional fight against Apollo Creed in the fight East Vs. Warning: The following section is non-canon. Universal Conquest Wiki. Result Record Opponent Type Rd. Regardless of whether the Rocky character was supposed to have been doping, how could both of these guys look the way they did and have international boxing officials not opt for at least a basic drug test?
And because Drago's earlier killing of Apollo Creed created so much revenge-themed hype around the Rocky fight, the relatively few American and Russian government officials involved in setting up the fight didn't want to do anything to stop the event from happening. Thus, the fight became a real-world version of what Saturday Night Live would later harangue as an "All Drugs Olympics. Unanswered Question: How did Roger Murtaugh avoid being fired and prosecuted for his cold-blooded killing of an unarmed diplomat?
What remains unknown: Though South African ambassador Arjen Rudd is clearly a bad dude abusing his privileged status for the purpose of running a drug cartel, he was completely unarmed when "Lethal Weapon II's" Sgt. Roger Murtaugh gunned him down at the Los Angeles pier.
Murtaugh, of course, does immediately follow his cold-blooded murder of Rudd with a proud public declaration that he has the right to "revoke" Rudd's diplomatic immunities -- and by this, Murtaugh seems to imply that "revoking" said immunities authorizes him to put a bullet in the diplomat's forehead. However, these suppositions are absurd. A mid-level urban police officer does not have the legal power to decide on the spot to revoke a high-ranking diplomat's status, nor does that police officer have the legal right to gun the diplomat down when the diplomat is in the act of peaceably surrendering for arrest.
It stands to reason, then, that the extrajudicial killing would have made international headlines, and Murtaugh would have found himself prosecuted and fired. Theory: The South African government, already facing international outrage over its apartheid ideology, petitioned U.
Rather than demand justice for one of their own, the South Africans instead wanted the whole thing to just go away, fearing that the episode would place their other ambassadors under undue suspicion at a time when they needed all the diplomatic support they could get. Because the South African regime was so tight with the Reagan administration, their pleas to U. Murtaugh, therefore, was never charged.
Unanswered Question: How did a wolfman manage to attend high school without media scrutiny and a political firestorm? What remains unknown: When during a basketball scrum "Teen Wolf's" Scott Howard shows himself to be a wolfman, there is a collective gasp in the gymnasium. But, with almost no fanfare, he is subsequently permitted to continue attending his high school as a proud canine. Somehow, his small town isn't the scene of angry mobs at school board or PTA meetings trying to stop a potentially dangerous animal from attending the local high school.
This seems especially odd considering American folklore's longtime obsession with scary wolfmen. Theory: The school board, at the urging of the school's wolf-hating vice principal Rusty Thorne, briefly considered banning Scott from school.
However, Scott's father, Harold -- who had faced similar persecution during his teenage years -- was already ready with a federal lawsuit against such a move. In a closed-door meeting immediately after Scott outs himself, Harold threatens the school board with a long drawn out court battle over civil rights statues and the "equal protection" clause of the constitution.
The school board quickly relents, citing budget deficits. As for picketing and protests, the parents who are most outraged at a wolfman in their school are also the most frightened of wolfmen, meaning they are too afraid to publicly protest for fear of retribution by the the Howards.
What remains unknown: After breaking into the WOPR super computer and almost inadvertently starting a nuclear war, teen hacker David Lightman helped defuse the crisis he created. Though earlier in "War Games" he had been arrested for his actions, he was congratulated for his heroics by relieved generals and military police in the situation room at NORAD. However, for all the backslapping and cheering, the fact remains that David illegally broke into the Pentagon's computer network.
Was he eventually prosecuted for the crimes he was initially arrested for? Theory: The Pentagon refuses to drop the charges against David, however, because of his age and his belated heroics, military brass offer him a plea bargain -- in exchange for an admission of guilt, David gets a suspended sentence on the condition that he agrees to work for three years as the apprentice of Dr. Lopan, of course, remains completely unharmed, suggesting that he is some sort of deity who cannot be killed through standard blunt force trauma.
Yet, at the end of the same movie, Jack kills Lopan in the basement of the Wing Kong Exchange by throwing a hunting knife into Lopan's forehead. Granted, running someone over with a truck and penetrating their skull with a blade are two different forms of bodily harm -- but they both fall under the rubric of standard physical violence.
How could Lopan be killed by one but not the other? Theory: Unbeknownst to anyone, David Lopan's baby soft spot never fully closed when he was first born 2, years ago. This was always his hidden weakness, but even Wang and Egg Shen, who are familiar with the Lopan mythology, never knew it. Jack, therefore, got incredibly lucky to hit Lopan in precisely the place that could kill him. Unfortunately, though, Lopan's soft spot was not hit when Jack first ran him down with his truck. UPDATE: Somehow, I forgot the fact that, even though it's true that Lopan never completed the wedding necessary to become fully mortal and all-powerful at the same time, he did finish enough of the ceremony to become partially mortal, and therefore he was, in fact, killable at the end.
My bad - mystery solved! What remains unknown: Unlike most John Hughes movies, which tend to end with everything neatly tied up in a "happily ever after" package, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" ends rather abruptly -- and with no real resolution. All we learn is that traveling shower-curtain-ring salesman Del Griffith has no home, and that his wife died years ago. Upon finding this out, ad executive Neal Page appears to ask Del to live with him and his sprawling family in suburban Chicago this request isn't stated, but it seems clear Neal is asking Del over for more than just one Thanksgiving meal.
But since we know Neal and Del have serious problems being together for long stretches, can we really believe that this arrangement actually works out and that Del isn't kicked in a matter of days? Theory: No, we can't actually believe that, as much as the happy music at the end asks us to. On the contrary, Del lasts about two weeks at the Page house, before being thrown out on the street. Neal wanted to let Del stay, he really did. But Del was Del -- he smoked in the house, he left his dirty underwear and socks in the bathroom and he wouldn't stop yakking when it was time for everyone to go to bed.
This grated on the family, but they tried to tolerate it. However, when he pulled an exact reprise of his antics at the Braidwood Inn, first spilling beer all over the guest room and then loudly unclogging his eustachian tubes, Neal snapped and told Del he had to leave.
This was a monumental crossroads in Del's life, and he decided to take radical action. He shaved his mustache, got an apartment in downtown Chicago, applied for a sales job at a local tire dealer and changed his name to Buck Russell. Though he vowed never to return to the north shore of Chicago, his estranged brother unexpectedly called him up two years after the Page affair and asked him to take care of his nieces and nephews.
Hence, the the anti-hero Uncle Buck was born. Unanswered Question: Why was Maverick investigated for Goose's death, but not the defense contractor that built their plane? What remains unknown: During the official "Top Gun" inquiry into Goose's death, only Maverick was potentially to blame.
But watch the tape -- Goose dies not because of Maverick's maneuver, but because his body is ejected into the cockpit door that should have been fully open and out of the way. And yet, in the film, we are led to believe that only Maverick is being questioned in the tragic accident -- but not executives at the defense contracting firm that built the plane.
He is most well known for his epic fight with Rocky Balboa. He wields a punch yielding over psi, whereas the average psi for a boxer is psi. He is also an infantry Captain in the Soviet Army and as seen on his chest, is a recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union award.
Drago is carefully fitted and trained to be the consummate fighter. His heart rate and punching power are constantly measured via computers during his workouts. Drago is seen receiving intravenous injections in the movie, implied to be anabolic steroids, though the actual nature of the injected solution is never explicitly stated.
Drago is married to another athlete, Ludmilla Vobet Drago who is mentioned to be a double gold medalist in swimming. She is much more articulate than Drago, who seldom talks, and always speaks on his behalf at press conferences and interviews. She dismisses accusations of Drago's steroid use, explaining her husband's freakish size and strength by saying, "he is like your Popeye. He eats his spinach everyday! Unlike the flamboyant Apollo Creed and the brash Clubber Lang —Rocky's previous opponents— Ivan is quiet and non boastful.
Driven by his desire to be the best at all costs, this single-minded manner in which he pursues this goal deprives him of his humanity. He also appears in the film Creed II , in which he serves as the trainer to his son Viktor. He is portrayed by Swedish actor and real-life martial artist Dolph Lundgren.
A poll of former heavyweight champions and prominent boxing writers ranked Drago as the third-best fighter in the Rocky film series. Ivan Drago is an Olympic gold medalist  and an amateur boxing champion from the Soviet Union , who had an amateur record of —0—0 wins KO.
He is billed at 6 ft 6 in cm and pounds kg. Drago is carefully fitted and trained to be the consummate fighter. His heart rate and punching power are constantly measured via computers during his workouts. Ivan Drago was forced to leave Russia and move to Ukraine to look after his son Viktor Drago following his loss to Rocky.
Drago was married to another athlete, Ludmilla Vobet Brigitte Nielsen , who is mentioned to be a double gold medalist in swimming. She is much more articulate than Drago, who seldom talks, and always speaks on his behalf at press conferences and interviews.
In Creed II , it is revealed that Drago and Ludmilla had divorced as a result of his loss to Balboa and he is now raising their son - himself a professional boxer - alone. Drago enters professional heavyweight boxing in the beginning of the movie. Former champion Apollo Creed Carl Weathers , now 43 years old, comes out of retirement to challenge Drago to an exhibition match, promoted by Creed's former rival Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone.
Before the match begins, Drago mutters "You will lose. At the beginning of the fight, a confident Apollo gives Drago a couple of punches while dancing around the Soviet boxer. But then Drago connects with violent punches and from then, Apollo is no match for the Russian fighter. Drago even continues to attack Creed after the bell is rung to end the round, despite this being an exhibition match instead of a professional one.
Rocky is ready to throw in the towel , but Apollo orders him not to as the second round begins. Drago continues to pummel Apollo, and Rocky is ready to go against his wishes and end the fight, however he hesitates due to Apollo's instructions. This turns out to be a fatal mistake, as Apollo continues to absorb blows to the head until Drago finally kills him with a final savage punch.
Drago exhibits no remorse about what happened to the former champion, simply stating in an interview after the fight that "if he dies, he dies" as well as demanding the right to face Rocky. To avenge Apollo's death, Rocky decides to fight Drago, and when the boxing commission refuses to allow it an unsanctioned bout is arranged to take place on Drago's home turf in Moscow. After weeks of training in the Russian mountains, Rocky takes on Drago himself. Unlike his match with Apollo, this time Drago comes out with fists blazing and pummels Rocky for the first round and much to the second, until Rocky manages to causes a deep cut below Drago's right eye.
This throws Drago off-balance, and the fight eventually becomes a long, drawn-out war between the two. To everyone's shock, Rocky manages to withstand Drago's punishing hits and starts wearing him down, and the crowd begins to cheer for Rocky, whereas at the start of the fight, they were hostile to him. The enraged Drago grabs him by the throat, throws him out of the ring, and proclaims he only fights for himself.
Immediately preceding the final round, Rocky and Drago meet in the center of the ring where the two men touch gloves as Drago says to Rocky, "To the end. It is revealed that the punishment Drago inflicted on Rocky left Rocky with brain damage specifically diagnosed as cavum septi pellucidi CSP , causing him to mistake people, see visions and various other things.
During Rocky's fight with Tommy Gunn, Rocky sees visions of Drago killing Apollo while believing he is about to suffer the same fate at Tommy's hands, until a vision of Mickey inspired him to get up and defeat Tommy. Following the end of the Cold War, Drago was forced to move to Ukraine, where he lived a modest life while relentlessly training Viktor to be an even more formidable boxer than he was.
Drago visits Rocky in his restaurant to tell him how Rocky cost him everything, and threatens to avenge his loss through Viktor, telling Rocky, "My son will break your boy. After Donnie accepts the fight and Rocky refuses to train him, Drago intensifies Viktor's training regimen adding weighted chin ups, and battle rope push ups.
During the weigh in, Drago taunts Donnie, telling him he is much smaller than Apollo was. Donnie shoves Drago and a scrum breaks out between the two champs. Viktor pummels Donnie, breaking his ribs and brutally injuring his kidneys, but is disqualified for landing a punch on Donnie while he was down. With Donnie injured and his confidence shattered, Viktor ascends to the top of the boxing world thanks to his unmatched power punches, and Drago's good standing with Russia is partially restored.
Ludmilla appears during a dinner meeting, causing Viktor to storm out in disgust. He scolds Drago for seeking validation from the very people who turned their backs on him when he needed them. Still lacking a true championship belt, the Dragos challenge Donnie to a rematch in Russia. Ivan pushes Viktor to his limit in training for the bout. However, Rocky trained Donnie to accustom his body to repeatedly absorb heavy impact, and uses Viktor's lack of technique and reliance on power punches to his advantage.
Viktor enters the tenth round with a slight lead, but begins to tire, as he had never gone past the fourth round in prior matches without knocking his opponent out. Donnie knocks Viktor down twice in the round, causing a number of Viktor's supporters, including Ludmilla, to leave the fight. Seeing that his son is unable to defend himself, Drago throws in the towel, stopping the fight and allowing Donnie to emerge victorious. Drago hugs a humiliated Viktor after the fight, assuring him that it is okay and that he is proud.
Finally at peace with his past, Ivan focuses on developing a deeper bond with his son, jogging with him side-by-side and accepting his failure to improve on his legacy. Driven by his desire to be the best at all costs, Drago focuses on this single-minded manner in which he pursues his goal - and it deprives him of his humanity.
Many viewers and critics have suggested that Drago was meant to symbolize the U. Drago generally allows his wife and trainers to talk on his behalf to the press.
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