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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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Union Cane (as Michael Williams)
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Elisebeth Peters ...
Jewel
Hayes Swope ...
Chickie's Pal
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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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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 USA:

$14,073,170, 18 November 1990

Gross USA:

$40,946,358

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,946,358
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Trivia

The character George Washington Duke is based on real life boxing promoter Don King; the character even uses Don King's catchphrase of "Only in America". See more »

Goofs

When Paulie is playing Santa Clause and has his "laundry bag" in his right hand he grabs Rocky Jr. with his left hand asking him if he's been nice then when the camera angle changes Paulie is grabbing him with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Gunn: Why don't you become my manager?
Rocky Balboa: Manager? I ain't never been manager! The gentleman who owned this place was a manager! But me I was always the managed... guy.
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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

Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Rocky (PS2) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Fans Of The Series Should Still Like This One, Too
15 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think this was the only Rocky film I never saw at the theater. I guess I'd had enough by then. However, I did catch this on VHS and, despite all the negative opinions I had read concerning it, I was glad I saw it. It was typical Rocky entertainment: hokey but satisfying and generally enjoyable.

Richard Gant did a nice job impersonating Don King and Tommy Morrison, a real-life fighter, turned out to be a pretty good actor. Again, we see the familiar characters of Rocky, still sounding stupid; wife Adrian, older-looking but still faithful to her husband, and Paulie, still a slob and a low-life.

The final scene provides the usual over-done fight with.....well, if you've seen the others and enjoyed them - the fights and the stories - you should like this, too.


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