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
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When George Washington Duke is introducing the fighters before the Tommy Gunn-Union Cane match, the man standing to Gunn's left is actual boxing trainer Kevin Rooney. See more »
At the press conference at the airport when Rocky returns to the states he is challenged by Union Cane for the title. Rocky gave up the title in Rocky IV to fight Drago in Russia, therefore he was not the champion, so for Union Cane to challenge him would have just been a regular fight not a championship one. However, it is never stated that Rocky is the current sanctioned champion. When Rocky left for Russia the title became vacant, he and Union Cane could potentially be fighting for the currently vacant title providing this was approved. This is exactly what happens when Cane eventually wins against another opponent. See more »
I'm not gunna knock you down this time! I'm gunna put you through the street!
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In the closing credits Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man" plays while it shows stills from all five Rocky movies. See more »
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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