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Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 16 November 1990 (USA)
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

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Rocky Balboa is forced to retire after having permanent damage inflicted on him in the ring by the Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Returning home after the Drago bout, Balboa discovers that the fortune that he had acquired as heavyweight champ has been stolen and lost on the stockmarket by his accountant. His boxing days over, Rocky begins to coach an up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn. Rocky cannot compete, however, with the high salaraies and glittering prizes being offered to Gunn by other managers in town. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rocky: The Final Bell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,073,170 (USA) (18 November 1990)

Gross:

$40,946,358 (USA)
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Trivia

According to his memoirs, Frank Bruno was offered the role of Union Cane in this film. See more »

Goofs

After Tom Gunn knocks Rocky down, Rocky has a bloody nose. But after that when he gets up his nose is not bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: And my kid, having you is like being born all over again.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man" plays while it shows stills from all five Rocky movies. See more »

Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Fly Now
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
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He's Back...again
9 January 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I would like to start by saying that I am SICK of people's saying that "Rocky V" is crap. Not since "Rocky II" has Stallone been as spectacular as he is here. "Rocky V" brings back the heart, soul, and grittiness which were missing in action in "Rocky III" and "Rocky IV". "Rocky IV", which was an almost instant success, following in the wake of, an also emotionally-void, "Rocky III", offered a lot of hard-hitting blows, most quite unrealistic, and had no emotion of which to speak. "Rocky V" dares to keep Rocky from re-entering the ring. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how upsetting it would have been to see him go back for "just one last fight". Seeing as how it is a "Rocky" film though, we do get to see the Italian Stallion kick some ass, and do so in a far more visceral, entertaining manner, than he did in "Rocky III" and "Rocky IV". After seeing him battle Mr. T and Dolph Lundgren, I didn't think that the Rock had another movie in him, but part 5 makes me think that there might be a possible 6th to squeeze out.


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