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Rocky V (1990)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  16 November 1990 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Rocky: The Final Bell  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,950,000 (USA)
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Trivia

As in all the films in the Rocky saga, most of the reporters in this movie were played by real reporters and boxing writers. See more »

Goofs

Near the very end of the film, when Rocky confronts George Washington Duke, after Duke says, "Touch me and I'll sue," we see a quick close-up of Rocky clenching his left fist. Then when Rocky is about to throw the punch he drops his right shoulder as if he is going to throw a right-handed punch. However, when the angle changes we see Rocky throwing a left-handed punch. See more »

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Rocky Balboa: [after Rocky has been seemingly defeated] Yo, Tommy! I didn't hear no bell...
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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 »

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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) See more »

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All You Gotta Do Is Sing
Music and Lyrics by Joey B. Ellis
Performed by Joey B. Ellis
Courtesy of Bust It / Capitol Records
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A lot of you people really need to lighten up
28 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was little I loved this movie. I later started to get negative though and hate it. I've changed now. I still think it is a good movie. So Rocky V wasn't the best. So Rocky doesn't fight in the ring. None of these things make Rocky V a bad movie. It has a great story, a great beginning and a great climactic fight. I wish other films can have as great a fight scene as the one in this one. The cool part is Tommy Gun is Tommy Morrison a real life boxer. I only wish I can see Rocky slug it out with another fighter like Mike Tyson or even fight The Rock.

This isn't the best Rocky, but it's a very good movie. I still recognize it as being part of the series. All of the true Rocky fans should. My only problems are that the movie is too contemporary, Rocky has brain damage and how it keeps showing flash backs of the Drago fight. Rocky proved in Rocky IV that Drago was just a man and in this they take it back. It's like Drago is haunting him. Also how everyone looks too old, especially Talia Shire. And how the hell did the son grow so fast. I'm sure Rocky wasn't in Russia for years and why was Duke out of the movie so fast. He's a great character. In the end it shows photos from the previous Rocky movies to I guess say it's over. Please Sly. Make another Rocky. End the series with another great Rocky movie. Don't end the series yet.


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