Memorable Moments in Movies: Rocky IV Training Montage is the One


Just the other day I got caught up in a Rocky marathon on television.  And while I like them all (yes even Rocky V and Rocky Balboa) I’ll never really be able to definitely say what my favorite one is.  However, when it comes to training scenes I would have to say that Rocky IV is hands down the best and I don’t think it’s even close.

Well, I guess you can’t beat Apollo and Rocky frolicking in the beach in Rocky III but come on.   The song “Hearts on Fire” combined with Russia combined with Drago?  It’s amazing.

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  1. I agree wholeheartedly that this is the best of all of the training montages. I still get chills when Rocky climbs to the top of the mountain and yells, “DRAGOOOO!!!!” I am happy to see these films get some of the respect they deserve. I do not think there is nothing more inspirational than the Rocky theme music. I was born and bred in South Philadelphia, and in my opinion the Broad Street Bullies and Rocky put us on the map. I was actually there during the filming of the stick-ball scene in Rocky II and getting to see Stallone emerge from his trailer is one of my fondest memories to this day.

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