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Writer (WGA):
Sylvester Stallone (written by)
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16 November 1990 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa

Talia Shire ... Adrian

Burt Young ... Paulie

Sage Stallone ... Rocky Balboa Jr.

Burgess Meredith ... Mickey Goldmill

Tommy Morrison ... Tommy 'Machine' Gunn

Richard Gant ... George Washington Duke

Tony Burton ... Duke
Jimmy Gambina ... Jimmy (as James Gambina)

Delia Sheppard ... Karen
Mike Sheehan ... Merlin Sheets (as Michael Sheehan)

Michael Anthony Williams ... Union Cane (as Michael Williams)

Kevin Connolly ... Chickie
Elisebeth Peters ... Jewel
Hayes Swope ... Chickie's Pal
Nicky Blair ... Fight Promoter

Jodi Letizia ... Marie (scenes deleted)
Christopher Avildsen ... Druggy (as Chris Avildsen)
Jonathan Avildsen ... Druggy
Don Sherman ... Andy
Stu Nahan ... Fight Commentator
Al Bernstein ... Fight Commentator
James Binns ... James Binns (Rocky's Lawyer)
Meade Martin ... Las Vegas Announcer

Michael Buffer ... Fight Announcer (3rd Fight)
Albert J. Myles ... Benson
Jane Marla Robbins ... Gloria
Ben Geraci ... Cab Driver
Clifford C. Coleman ... Motorcycle Mechanic
Lou Fillipo ... Referee (as Lou Filippo)
Frank Cappuccino ... Referee
Lauren K. Woods ... Conference Reporter
Robert Seltzer ... Conference Reporter
Albert S. Meltzer ... Conference Reporter
John P. Clark ... Conference Reporter
Stanley R. Hochman ... Conference Reporter
Elmer Smith ... Conference Reporter
Henry D. Tillman ... Contender #1
Stan Ward ... Contender #2
Brian Phelps ... Reporter

Mark Thompson ... Reporter
Paul Cain ... Reporter

Kent H. Johnson ... Reporter

Cindy Roberts ... Reporter

Patrick Cronin ... Dr. Rimlan
Helena Carroll ... Woman Drinker
Tony Munafo ... Drinker
Bob Vasquez ... Drinker
Richard 'Dub' Wright ... Drinker
Susan Persily ... Drinker
Gary Compton ... Drinker
John Cahill ... Drinker (as John J. Cahill)
LeRoy Neiman ... Fight Announcer

Michael Pataki ... Nicoli Koloff (archive footage)

Jennifer Flavin ... Delivery Girl
Tricia Flavin ... Delivery Girl
Julie Flavin ... Delivery Girl
Bob Giovane ... Timmy
Carol A. Ready ... Russian Woman
Katharine Margiotta ... Woman in Dressing Room
Jeff Langton ... Boxer

Joe Sabatino ... Boxer

Danny Epper ... Boxer (as Daniel Epper)
Del Weston ... Boxer

Mel Scott-Thomas ... Boxer
Billy D. Lucas ... Boxer
Alex Garcia ... Boxer
Curtis Jackson ... Boxer
Dale Jacoby ... Boxer
Clay Hodges ... Boxer
Richard C. Oprison ... Boxer
Kevin Bucceroni ... Boxer
John D'Martin ... Boxer
Rodney Frazier ... Boxer
Eric Hedgeman ... Boxer
Charles Hines ... Boxer
Kerry Judge ... Boxer
Billy D. Saunders ... Boxer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Michael Bell ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)
Robert M. Bouffard ... Russian reporter (uncredited)

G. Larry Butler ... Boxing Match Attendee (uncredited)
Jon Kuyper ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kurt Leitner ... Neighbor #1 (uncredited)
Diana Lewis ... Reporter (uncredited)

Dolph Lundgren ... Ivan Drago (archive footage) (uncredited)
Troy Martin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Micale ... Father Carmine (uncredited)

Paul Dion Monte ... Boxer (uncredited)
Ben Piazza ... Doctor (uncredited)
Kevin Rooney ... Tommy's Title Fight Cornerman (uncredited)
John Timmons ... Cop #1 (uncredited)

Gina Marie Turcketta ... Kissing Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Avildsen 
Writing credits
Sylvester Stallone (written by)

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Michael S. Glick .... executive producer
Tony Munafo .... associate producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
Suzanne DeLaurentiis .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John G. Avildsen 
Robert A. Ferretti 
Michael N. Knue 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
Production Design by
William J. Cassidy 
Art Direction by
William J. Durrell Jr.  (as William Durrell Jr.)
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer  (as John Dywer)
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Sugar Maryce Blymyer)
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: New York
Jay Cannistraci .... makeup artist: New York
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Hiram Ortiz .... hair consultant: Talia Shire
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup artist (as Frank Carrisosa)
Carol Schwartz .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... special makeup
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director
Hope R. Goodwin .... second assistant director
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sharleen Bright .... stand-by painter (as Sharlene Bright)
Gary Deaton .... construction foreman (as Gary L. Deaton)
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction foreman (as Bruce DiValerio)
Audrey A. Johnson .... assistant property master (as Audrey Johnson)
Kent H. Johnson .... property master
Charles Sertin .... set dresser (as Chuck Sertin)
Barton M. Susman .... lead man
Donald F. Winter .... construction coordinator
Craig Baron .... assistant property master (uncredited)
William Boyd .... mill foreman (uncredited)
Kirk S. Heinlen .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kirk S. Heinlen .... swing gang (uncredited)
James Klotsas .... property department (uncredited)
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... set constructor (uncredited)
Randy Severino .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Behle .... sound recordist
Stu Bernstein .... sound effects editor
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Alan Bromberg .... sound effects editor
Mark S. Cafolla .... assistant sound editor (as Mark Cafolla)
David B. Cohn .... supervising sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound effects editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Debra Dobb .... sound recordist
Julia Evershade .... sound effects editor
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Ron S. Herbes .... assistant sound editor (as Ronald S. Herbes)
Joseph Holsen .... sound effects editor
Doc Kane .... foley mixer
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Martel .... assistant sound editor
Matthew C. May .... first assistant sound editor
Harry B. Miller III .... sound effects editor
Bob O'Brien .... sound effects editor
Judy Oseransky .... assistant sound editor
Lauren Palmer .... adr editor (as Lauren J. Palmer)
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Nico Salvato .... assistant adr editor (as Monique Salvato)
Clem Sheaffer .... cable person (as Clement Sheaffer)
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer
Renee Tondelli .... adr editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Sherman Waze .... sound effects editor
Forest Williams .... boom operator
Steve Bartlett .... sound (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor/design (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Walker .... adr artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special effects
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator (as Joe DiGaetano III)
David Fletcher .... special effects (as Dave Fletcher)
Dennis Petersen .... special effects
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt double: Sylvester Stallone (as Mark DeAlessandro)
Terry Funk .... additional stunts
Curtis Lupo .... stunt double
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Daniel Buck)
Marty W. Eichmann .... key grip (as Marty Wayne Eichman)
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera (as Mike Fauntleroy)
Victor Hammer .... additional photographer
Stephen V. Isbell .... best boy grip
George Kohut .... camera operator
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator (as Robert La Bonge)
Charles Lantz .... dolly grip
Clayton J. Liotta .... first assistant camera: New York (as Clayton Liotta)
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: New York
Andrew M. Nelson .... best boy electric
James Plannette .... chief lighting technician
Timothy Prince .... video technician (as Tim Prince)
Kathina Szeto .... second assistant camera
Byron White .... best boy electric
Roy Bean .... video technician (uncredited)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Daniel C. Cook .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Damien Harrer .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Leonard .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Steven Mann .... first assistant camera: camera tests (uncredited)
Maricella Ramirez .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mark Simon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dean Williams .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tony Dinizo .... location extras casting: Philadelphia
Meredith Jacobson .... location extras casting: Philadelphia
Jack Jones .... casting assistant
Diane Kirman .... location extras casting: Philadelphia
Barbara Spitz .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brad Anderson .... costumer
Leah Brown .... costumer
Carole Brown-James .... costume supervisor
Ed Fincher .... costumer
Barton Kent James .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Douglas Brumer .... assistant editor
Alessandra Carlino .... assistant editor
Robert A. Ferretti .... additional film editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Angela Jackson .... assistant editor
Trevor Jolly .... additional film editor
Fran Kaplan .... assistant editor
Marypat Plottner .... synching editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Neil Silver .... assistant editor
Neil Eric Wenger .... first assistant editor
David Hamme .... assistant colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... music editor
Chris McGeary .... assistant music editor
Daniel J. Johnson .... co-music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gregory J. Cimino .... transportation captain: Philadelphia
Paul Cimino .... transportation captain: Philadelphia
Linda Conrad .... transportation dispatch
Lee Garibaldi .... transportation captain
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Lori A. Balton .... assistant location manager (as Lori A. Balton-Sharp)
Lesley Brander .... dramatic coach
Richard Brander .... dramatic coach
Cathleen Clarke .... production assistant
Marcia Coleman .... first aid
Karen Day .... production accountant
David Fulton .... unit publicist
Clifford M. Hirsch .... studio teacher
Lori Imbler .... assistant: Robert Chartoff
Tom Keniston .... assistant production accountant (as Thomas F. Keniston)
Jon Kuyper .... production assistant (as Jonathan B. Kuyper)
Kacy Magedman .... production assistant (as Kacy L. Magedman)
Gregory Manson .... assistant production accountant
James A. McPeak .... craft service: Philadelphia
Barbara Millie .... location liaison: Philadelphia
Susan Persily .... assistant: Sylvester Stallone
Janice Polley .... location manager
Missy Pray .... assistant production coordinator
John Reul .... production assistant
Carol Sagusti .... assistant: Michael S. Glick
Michael Stermel .... representative: Philadelphia Police
Laura Tateishi .... production coordinator (as Laura 'L.T.' Tateishi)
Steve Timinskas .... production assistant
Angela C. Tortu .... production assistant: Philadelphia (as Angela Tortu)
Maria Tortu .... production assistant: Philadelphia
Michael Vieira .... production assistant: Sylvester Stallone
Kathryn Weygand .... script supervisor
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Joyce Wilson Fetherolf .... assistant: John G. Avildsen (uncredited)
Jeff Langton .... coach: Tommy Morrison (uncredited)
Jane Oliver .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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Did You Know?

According to director John G. Avildsen, when shooting the picture, he felt that cinematographer Steven Poster was over-lighting many of the scenes, and thus negating the realism of the piece. He told Poster he wanted the film to look more like Rocky (1976), which had been lit by James Crabe, oftentimes using a single spotlight to light an entire scene (such as the opening boxing match). Poster told Avildsen that the original film "looked like a cheap documentary". Avildsen responded to this piece of criticism by smiling and saying, "Exactly".See more »
Continuity: At one point, Rocky gives Tommy his boxing glove necklace, but later, in the street fight, Rocky is wearing it and later he gives it to his son, but it's never explained when or how he got it back from Tommy.See more »
Rocky Balboa:You see, fear is a fighter's best friend. You know, but it ain't nothing to be ashamed of. See, fear keeps you sharp, it keeps you awake, you know, it makes you want to survive. You know what I mean? But the thing is, you gotta learn how to control it...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Forget About It: Rocky (#1.16)" (2011/I)See more »
All You Gotta Do Is SingSee more »


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48 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
A lot of you people really need to lighten up, 28 January 2002
Author: Christopher Mercurio from United States

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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