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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16 November 1990 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,950,000 (USA)
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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 Rocky is getting off the plane his son comes running through the crowd, Rocky has no sunglasses on when he sees his son, but when he hugs his son, his sunglasses are on. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa Jr.: [after Rocky and Rocky Jr. run up the steps, and Rocky Jr. beats Rocky up the steps] Come dad you can do better then that.
Rocky Balboa: Oh no way... It's like these steps keep growing taller every year, my goodness.
[Rocky looks at the steps]
Rocky Balboa: I can't believe it kid, this is where it all started for me. Runnin' up and these steps you know...
Rocky Balboa Jr.: [Looks at his watch] Dad we're gonna be late.
Rocky Balboa: Oh right... Hey kid what's wrong with your ear?
Rocky Balboa Jr.: What's wrong with it?
Rocky Balboa: You got somthin' growing in it like a, like a bump.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: What...
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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 »

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Referenced in Raising Hope: Hot Dish (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Measure of A Man
Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken
Performed by Elton John
Produced by Phil Ramone
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. and Phonogram, Ltd.
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Surprisingly good.
27 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Rocky V was supposed to be bad?! No no no! It is certainly different from the other 4 in that this time Rocky is retired and is working at Mickey's gym which he now owns...and looking after his son. Great, right? A father-son movie. But the wonderful thing is, it isn't drawn out with boring scenes of bonding and what not. This movie made me more angry than Rocky IV even. I won't say why for that would just ruin the fun part. This movie stays realistic to the character of Rocky, but this time it is more about his relationship not with himself but with the people around him. This movie is fun.

8/10.


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