Did you know a guy sued Stallone saying his script was stolen? Anderson vs Stallone
Have a buddy who did a 1982 interview with SS for the SMU newspaper before this Anderson guy showed MGM his script. That was "the press" that Stallone discussed the rough idea of Rocky IV with that got brought up in the trail.
When it came time for the trial, Stallone's attorneys flew him to LA and put him up in a Beverly Hills Hotel so he would be there to testify about the interview. Stallone's lawyers got the judge to go for the summary judgement without his testimony so he only got to stay for two days & nights.
He was really disappointed he didn't get to testify. He never even saw SS out there because of the way it worked out, but he has a nice letter Stallone wrote thanking him.
And that my friends is the rest of the story!
This post was edited on 4/11 at 7:52 pm