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Rocky V (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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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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

According to Sylvester Stallone, pro wrestling legend Terry Funk helped choreograph much of the street fight between Rocky and Tommy Gunn. See more »

Goofs

After the fight is over, Rocky makes the statement that (paraphrased) he is sure that his kid has been watching the fight even though he should have already been in bed. With the time difference in Moscow, even if the fight had finished in Russia by mid-night then it would have been 6 p.m., or early evening in Philly. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves you!
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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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Take You Back (Home Sweet Home)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Stallone
Additional Music and Lyrics by Bobby Simmons, Brett Bouldin and Sean Bouldin
Performed by The 7A3
Produced by Bobby Simmons and Brett Bouldin
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Worst of all the Rocky movies, but I still thought it was an average movie, a bit under-rated and hated by too many people
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Average sequel about Rocky getting back from Russia after fighting Ivan Drago. He now finds out that he has brain damage from the fight. He also finds out that he has lost all the money. So, he moves back into his old house from 'Rocky II' with Adrian, Rocky Jr., and Paulie. Rocky meets Tommy Gunn, a young fighter, on the street and offers to help him out with some boxing. While at school, Rocky Jr. is being bullied and asks his father how to help him.

About average sequel that I didn't expect too much from since I got a bunch of negative reviews from. Better than what most people say, 'Rocky V' had a good father-son story. John G. Avildsen returns to direct this since he directed the original. Burgess Meredith is also back for a cameo, sadly to say that he passed away a few years ago and is still missed by me after his performance in the first 'Rocky'. Overall, 'Rocky V' is worth viewing if you liked the others. If you didn't, just stick with the original.

2.5 out of 5.


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