After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
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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Just as he had done with the first four films, writer Sylvester Stallone incorporated much biographical material into the plot of the film. Stallone particularly focused on the notion of Rocky's fall from grace. In Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985), Rocky was top of the world, unbeatable and incredibly famous and popular. These two films had coincided with the height of Stallone's own popularity, which had waned decidedly in the years since Rocky IV. As such, when composing the script for Rocky V, he decided to look at the notion of how a man can have it all, only to suddenly lose it. See more »
When they are all at the table eating dinner, Paulie grabs Adrian's plate. In the next shot he grabs it again. See more »
Ah come here Rock. My God, you're ready ain't ya? That Apollo won't know what hit him. You're gonna roll over him like a bulldozer, an Italian bulldozer. You know kid, I know how you feel about this fight that's comin' up. 'Cause I was young once, too. And I'll tell you somethin'. Well, if you wasn't here I probably wouldn't be alive today. The fact that you're here and doin' as well as you're doin' gives me-what do you call it-motivization? Huh? To stay alive, 'cause I think that ...
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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 »
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
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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