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rocky IV- Apollo creed VS ivan drago HD
rocky IV- Apollo creed VS ivan drago HD
Published: 2013/09/08
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Ivan Drago - Whatever He Hits...HE DESTROYS! Rocky IV
Ivan Drago - Whatever He Hits...HE DESTROYS! Rocky IV
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: Jesse CR-X
Ivan Drago Tribute - HD 720p (Rocky IV)
Ivan Drago Tribute - HD 720p (Rocky IV)
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Sting WCW
Rocky vs Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) - Training Montage HD 720p
Rocky vs Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) - Training Montage HD 720p
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: Sting WCW
Ivan Drago after have lost to Rocky
Ivan Drago after have lost to Rocky
Published: 2009/08/12
Channel: Johnny Swedesboro
Rocky Vs Drago - Final Fight
Rocky Vs Drago - Final Fight
Published: 2011/11/01
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Ivan Drago - If he dies, he dies
Ivan Drago - If he dies, he dies
Published: 2016/03/03
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If IVAN DRAGO was in PUNCH-OUT!
If IVAN DRAGO was in PUNCH-OUT!
Published: 2016/05/31
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Carl Weathers and Dolph Lundgren - Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago Rocky Panel
Carl Weathers and Dolph Lundgren - Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago Rocky Panel
Published: 2017/06/10
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Dolph Lundgren on Ivan Drago Vs Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao at Craigs WeHo
Dolph Lundgren on Ivan Drago Vs Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao at Craigs WeHo
Published: 2015/04/01
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Ivan Drago Theme
Ivan Drago Theme
Published: 2011/05/16
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Rocky IV - Ivan Drago
Rocky IV - Ivan Drago's Intro [Soviet Anthem] BLU RAY 1080p HD
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: Nazza
Creed 2: Creed vs Ivan Drago??
Creed 2: Creed vs Ivan Drago??
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: WorldofGeekdom
Ivan Drago Finally Apologizes For Killing Apollo Creed! | TMZ
Ivan Drago Finally Apologizes For Killing Apollo Creed! | TMZ
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: TMZ
Ivan Drago demonstrating his punching power
Ivan Drago demonstrating his punching power
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: meathookd
Rocky IV (7/12) Movie CLIP - I Must Break You (1985) HD
Rocky IV (7/12) Movie CLIP - I Must Break You (1985) HD
Published: 2015/03/17
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Rocky legends (PS2) Ivan Drago vs Apollo Creed (Career Ivan Drago)
Rocky legends (PS2) Ivan Drago vs Apollo Creed (Career Ivan Drago)
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Fight Night X
Rocky IV Ivan Drago "I fight for me" DLYA SEBYA!
Rocky IV Ivan Drago "I fight for me" DLYA SEBYA!
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: ThemHands
Rocky IV - Apollo Creed vs Ivan Drago
Rocky IV - Apollo Creed vs Ivan Drago
Published: 2015/02/25
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IVAN DRAGO WAS A ROBOT - Rocky IV Fan Theory (1985) Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
IVAN DRAGO WAS A ROBOT - Rocky IV Fan Theory (1985) Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
Published: 2017/04/11
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Rocky Balboa in Rocky 4 Parody: Rocky Vs Ivan Drago
Rocky Balboa in Rocky 4 Parody: Rocky Vs Ivan Drago
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: Gorgeous Movies
Rocky IV-Rocky Balboa Y Ivan Drago (Audio Latino)
Rocky IV-Rocky Balboa Y Ivan Drago (Audio Latino)
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Pedro Murillo
I must break you
I must break you
Published: 2008/09/21
Channel: czabanista
Olexesh - IVAN DRAGO (Offizielles Video)
Olexesh - IVAN DRAGO (Offizielles Video)
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: 385idéal
Ivan Drago to appear in Creed sequel? - Collider
Ivan Drago to appear in Creed sequel? - Collider
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: ColliderVideos
Ivan Drago Training In Europe ! Prank !
Ivan Drago Training In Europe ! Prank !
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: ViktorCrazy
CONOR MCGREGOR "IF HE DIES. HE DIES!" FULL IVAN DRAGO FUTURISTIC TRAINING MODE 4 MAYWEATHER (EWW)
CONOR MCGREGOR "IF HE DIES. HE DIES!" FULL IVAN DRAGO FUTURISTIC TRAINING MODE 4 MAYWEATHER (EWW)
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: BOXINGEGO
Ivan Drago
Ivan Drago's Entrance Theme
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: Shiro Campos
Ivan Drago taking steroids
Ivan Drago taking steroids
Published: 2010/08/29
Channel: MisterOrange234
Ivan Drago Justice Enforcer - James & Mike Mondays
Ivan Drago Justice Enforcer - James & Mike Mondays
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Cinemassacre
Rocky 4 combat 1: Apollo Creed vs Ivan Drago
Rocky 4 combat 1: Apollo Creed vs Ivan Drago
Published: 2012/11/08
Channel: Logan Thomas
Rocky IV - Apollo Vs Drago Press Conference
Rocky IV - Apollo Vs Drago Press Conference
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: Jesse CR-X
Rocky vs Ivan Drago-Eye of the tiger
Rocky vs Ivan Drago-Eye of the tiger
Published: 2010/08/18
Channel: Trust
NECA Ivan Drago Red Trunks from Rocky IV
NECA Ivan Drago Red Trunks from Rocky IV
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: D Bag Robot Gang
Ivan Drago Tribute
Ivan Drago Tribute
Published: 2007/03/08
Channel: GoInToXtReMeS
Rocky Balboa VS Ivan Drago (Part 1)
Rocky Balboa VS Ivan Drago (Part 1)
Published: 2009/09/20
Channel: TheKrimkiki34
Rocky vs Ivan Drago   Los Comicos Ambulantes COMPLETO
Rocky vs Ivan Drago Los Comicos Ambulantes COMPLETO
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: aldebaram28
Miles Teller Wants to Play Ivan Drago
Miles Teller Wants to Play Ivan Drago's Son in a Creed Sequel
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: IGN
Rocky vs Ivan Drago   Tribute HD 720p Иван Драго
Rocky vs Ivan Drago Tribute HD 720p Иван Драго
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Simon Ryile
Rocky IV-Apollo Creed Y Ivan Drago (Audio Latino)
Rocky IV-Apollo Creed Y Ivan Drago (Audio Latino)
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Pedro Murillo
Dolph Lundgren (IVAN DRAGO) Es Natural?
Dolph Lundgren (IVAN DRAGO) Es Natural?
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: la verdad sobre el gym
I Must Break You - Rocky IV
I Must Break You - Rocky IV
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: Samuel Helgabond
Rocky 4 - Rocky vs Ivan Drago - full fight part 1
Rocky 4 - Rocky vs Ivan Drago - full fight part 1
Published: 2010/01/21
Channel: Grownupcartoons
Apollo Creed VS Ivan Drago
Apollo Creed VS Ivan Drago
Published: 2009/06/14
Channel: ErmacRoberto
Clubber Lang vs. Ivan Drago
Clubber Lang vs. Ivan Drago
Published: 2011/04/14
Channel: slzcik13
Rocky IV-Apollo Creed Vs Ivan Drago Parte 1 (Audio Latino)
Rocky IV-Apollo Creed Vs Ivan Drago Parte 1 (Audio Latino)
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: Pedro Murillo
Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago - Two Minute Movie Fights
Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago - Two Minute Movie Fights
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Joseph Vincent
Rocky vs Ivan Drago - Parte 1/2 - Español Latino
Rocky vs Ivan Drago - Parte 1/2 - Español Latino
Published: 2012/07/19
Channel: Maxy 120
ROCKY VS IVAN DRAGO
ROCKY VS IVAN DRAGO
Published: 2009/04/25
Channel: DIABOLIKK68
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real steel atom rocky balboa vs ivan drago zeus
Published: 2012/02/05
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Ivan Drago
Rocky character
Lundgren Ivan Drago.jpg
Portrait of Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago
First appearance Rocky IV
Portrayed by Dolph Lundgren
Information
Nickname(s) The Siberian Express
The Siberian Bull
Death from Above
Gender Male
Occupation Professional boxer
Soviet Army infantry Captain
Spouse(s) Ludmilla Vobet Drago
Nationality Soviet
Ivan Drago
Statistics
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Nationality Russian
Born Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 32
Wins by KO 32
Losses 1
Draws 0

Captain Ivan Drago (Russian: Иван Драго) is a fictional character in the 1985 film Rocky IV, in which he is Rocky Balboa's rival and the main antagonist. He is portrayed by Dolph Lundgren. Like the Clubber Lang character from Rocky III, the character and his catchphrases have gone on to inspire multiple mentions in popular culture, including in the Family Guy episodes "Brian Goes Back to College" and "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side", the Chuck episodes "Chuck Versus the Final Exam" and "Chuck Versus the Anniversary", and the film Disaster Movie. A poll of former heavyweight champions and prominent boxing writers ranked Drago as the third best fighter in the Rocky film series.[1]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Ivan Drago is an Olympic gold medalist[2] and an amateur boxing champion from the Soviet Union, who had an amateur record of 100-1-0 Wins (100 KO). He is billed at 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) and 261 pounds (118 kg, over 18 ½ stone). He wields a punch yielding over 1800 psi, whereas the average psi for a boxer is 700psi.[3] 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.[4] Drago is seen receiving intramuscular injections in the movie, implied to be anabolic steroids, though the actual nature of the injected solution is never explicitly stated.[2]

Drago is married to another athlete, Ludmilla Vobet Drago (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. She dismisses allegations of Drago's steroid use, explaining her husband's freakish size and strength by saying, "he is like your Popeye. He eats his spinach every day!".

Personality[edit]

Unlike the flamboyant Apollo Creed and the brash James "Clubber" Lang—Rocky's opponents in previous films—Ivan Drago 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. Many viewers and critics have suggested that Drago was meant to symbolize America's perception of Russia: immense, powerful, and emotionless. This is made evident by his cold-blooded pulverization of Creed in an exhibition match as well as by his callous reaction towards news of his opponent's death. Drago generally allows his wife and trainers to talk on his behalf to the press. The character only speaks short sentences, throughout the film, all terse, short statements.

He speaks English four times in the film plus a few short words in the final round:

  • [To Apollo], "You will lose."
  • [during victory speech], "I cannot be defeated" "I defeat old man." (cut) "Soon... I defeat real Champion." (cut) "If he dies, he dies."
  • [To Rocky], "I must break you."
  • [To Rocky], "To the end."
  • [To Rocky], (Small phrases in the final round) "Come On!". "Fight!". "Fight!".

And Russian twice (not including short phrases, e.g. "привет" or "давай"):

  • [To his trainer in Russian], "Он не человек, он как кусок железа." ("He's not human, he's like a piece of iron.")
  • [To his informant and the Soviet politburo], "Я бьюсь за победу! Для себя! Для себя!" ("I fight to win! For me! For me!")

Plot[edit]

In Rocky IV, Drago's trainers, Sergei Igor Rimsky (George Rogan) and Manuel Vega (James "Cannonball" Green), along with his wife Ludmilla (Brigitte Nielsen), are convinced that he can defeat any boxer. Drago enters professional heavyweight boxing in the beginning of the movie, as stated by the press. Former champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), now 42 years old, comes out of retirement to challenge Drago to an exhibition match, promoted by Creed's former rival Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Creed arrives to the ring wearing his signature Stars & Stripes boxing garb to "Living in America," sung by James Brown, dancing upon a huge stage that is lowered into the ring. Before the match begins, Drago mutters "You will lose." During the fight, 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. In Apollo's corner, Rocky contemplates whether to throw in the towel and surrender the fight (against Creed's earlier instructions), but instead he decides to hold onto the towel. Defenseless, Apollo continues to absorb blows to the head until Drago finally kills him with a final blow to the head. 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." To avenge Apollo's death, Rocky travels to the Soviet Union to fight Drago on his home turf in Moscow. The fight eventually becomes a long, drawn-out war between Rocky and Drago, and to everyone's shock, Rocky manages to severely damage Drago, and the crowd begins to cheer for Rocky, whereas at the start of the fight, they were hostile to him. Drago's promoter — a Soviet/German official — insults him, claiming that by allowing an American to fight so admirably on Russian soil, Drago is disgracing the Soviet Union. The enraged Drago grabs him by the throat, throws him out of the ring, and proclaims he only fights for himself. Rocky defeats Drago by KO in the 15th and final round in a dramatic ending.

In Rocky V, it is revealed that the pain 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.

According to Rocky: The Ultimate Guide, Drago was not permitted to resume his boxing career after his loss to Rocky Balboa because of the special circumstance that he could not officially turn pro in the USSR. Drago turned professional after the fall of the Soviet Union and accumulated a record of 31-0 (31 KO) while also winning a portion of the Heavyweight title. He never unified the title or fought the very top contenders (as a professional) because of promotional politics.

Sequel[edit]

In 2015, the title Drago[5] was registered by LeMay Industries, LLC and copyright was given by the United States Copyright Office. The author, Andrew LeMay, is a citizen of the United States. According to the document, both text and characters were taken from two copyrights. The first titled Communist Boxing Redemption Movie , the second titled Rocky IV. In a 2017 copyright by LeMay Industries, LLC, the title "Communist Boxing Redemption Movie" was change to "Red Glove" for it's screenplay release on AMAZON.[6]

Cultural impact[edit]

Commentaries on Drago often characterize him as a hyperbolic representation of Russian power in the context of the latter part of the Cold War.[7][8] This symbolism is particularly clear in some lines in the film, like the radio announcer who says, "Ivan Drago is a man with an entire country in his corner."[9] Others have characterized Drago in contrast to Rocky, the prototypically American hero, and that Drago's defeat represents a crumbling of the U.S.S.R.[10]

Some, however, have noticed Drago's individualism. Toward the conclusion of the movie, when Drago is confronted by a Communist Party functionary, this fighter from the collectivist USSR screams at the top of his lungs, "I fight to win FOR ME!! FOR ME!!!" Drago wants to win, but not for the crowd, not for the nation, not for the communist party, not for the Politburo. He wants to win for himself.[11]

In 2004, The Washington Times referenced Ivan in a comparison of the American–Soviet Olympic rivalry of the Cold War: "Nationalism makes the Olympics worth watching. Jingoism makes them worth caring about." The Times's Patrick Hruby noted that without an embodiment of the rivalry like Ivan Drago, the Olympics were not as fun.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19). "The Definitive Ranking of Rocky Fighters". Ruthless Reviews. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b Michael J. Strada and Harold R. Troper. Friend or foe?: Russians in American film and foreign policy, 1933-1991 (Scarecrow Press, 1997) ISBN 0-8108-3245-3
  3. ^ William J. Palmer The films of the eighties: a social history (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993) ISBN 978-0-8093-1837-7
  4. ^ Edward W. L. Smith Not just pumping iron: on the psychology of lifting weights (C.C. Thomas, 1989) ISBN 978-0-398-05544-8
  5. ^ "Drago". 
  6. ^ "Amazon". 
  7. ^ Lee, Christina (2005). "Lock and Load(up): The Action Body in The Matrix". Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. 19 (4): 560. doi:10.1080/10304310500322909. 
  8. ^ Lukynov, Fyodor (2005). "America as the Mirror of Russian Phobias". Social Research. 72 (4): 859–872. JSTOR 40971800. 
  9. ^ Strada, Michael J.; Troper, Harold R. (1997). Friend Or Foe?: Russians in American Film and Foreign Policy, 1933-1991. Scarecrow Press. p. 157. ISBN 0810832453. 
  10. ^ Strada 1997, p. 158.
  11. ^ "ROCKY IV - THE MISUNDERSTOOD: IVAN DRAGO - Ruthless Reviews". Ruthless Reviews. 
  12. ^ Hruby, Patrick (August 19, 2004). "Where Have You Gone, Ivan Drago? Former Villain Russia Is Just Another Olympic Player Now". The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
Preceded by
James "Clubber" Lang
Rocky Balboa's main opponent Succeeded by
Tommy Gunn

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