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Rocky 4: Stallone’s Director’s Cut Scraps Paulie’s Robot

Written by on August 31, 2020

Sylvester Stallone announced over the weekend that Paulie’s robot will be cut from the director’s cut of Rocky IV.Rocky IV came out in 1985 and Stallone is celebrating its 35th anniversary on November 27 with a director’s cut of the boxing movie. He talked about this new cut on Instagram over the weekend and showcased a beautiful piece of art highlighting Rocky’s bout with Ivan Drago, which you can check out here.”For the 35th anniversary Rocky 4 is getting a new DIRECTORS cut by me,” Stallone said in the Instagram post. “So far, it looks great. Soulful…Thank you MGM for this opportunity to entertain.”While the prospect of a director’s cut of Rocky IV is exciting, longtime fans of the movie will likely be saddened to learn that Paulie’s robot will be cut entirely from the movie. Stallone responded to a comment on the Instagram post, saying, “the robot is going to the junkyard forever.”If you don’t remember the robot in question, it’s gifted to Paulie Pennino, who is one of Rocky’s close friends, as a gift from Rocky on Paulie’s birthday. It’s here that Paulie said the now infamous, “I wanted a sports car for my birthday, not no walking trash can” line. This robot was admittedly a very strange inclusion in the film and certainly dates the film now upon a rewatch, but it is nonetheless part of this classic movie.The 10 Best ’80s Action MoviesStallone will possibly hear from people unhappy about this – like the commenter that asked about the robot on Instagram in the first place – but something tells us fans of the movie are willing to say goodbye to the robot if it means they get a new cut of Rocky IV.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.Was this article informative?Read More


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