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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According to director John G. Avildsen, Rocky was originally going to die after the street fight with Tommy Gunn. However, they were ordered by the studio to change the ending, because they told him iconic characters like Rocky Balboa shouldn't die. See more »
At the press conference at the airport when Rocky returns to the states he is challenged by Union Cane for the title. Rocky gave up the title in Rocky IV to fight Drago in Russia, therefore he was not the champion, so for Union Cane to challenge him would have just been a regular fight not a championship one. However, it is never stated that Rocky is the current sanctioned champion. When Rocky left for Russia the title became vacant, he and Union Cane could potentially be fighting for the currently vacant title providing this was approved. This is exactly what happens when Cane eventually wins against another opponent. See more »
In the closing credits Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man" plays while it shows stills from all five Rocky movies. See more »
In 2002, director John G. Avildsen released a work-print version of the film online, under the title "Rocky V: Director's Cut". In this version, the opening credits are completely different, with different music. Additionally, the music throughout the film is decidedly different then that used in the final version of the film; in particular, there is a lot more Bill Conti music rather than the songs used in the theatrical cut (although Michael Bolton's "When I'm Back On My Feet Again" plays in this cut when Rocky visits Mighty Mick's). Several scenes are edited differently in the Director's Cut, and often with different dialogue. There are also a number of deleted scenes in the film, including a scene of Rocky getting drunk at the bar prior to visiting Mighty Mick's Boxing, and a scene where Rocky meets Marie from Rocky to find that she is a prostitute and has just become homeless. Additionally, the Director's Cut has a completely different edit of the street fight, with new music, and also includes the Mickey hallucination scene. See more »
Actually I didn't think it was all that bad. It wasn't as exciting as the other episodes but it made sense.
Rocky finally retires , goes broke , and ends up where it all started. I liked the scene whene he went to Mickey's gym and thought of that memory. Another one was when Tommy challenged Rocky to a fight but he just walked away and it went on. And after all these years Paulie said something that you can give him credit for.
The only thing I didn't like was when Rocky gave Tommy Apollo's shorts. That was going too far. If they were going to remember him they could of done it in a better way.
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