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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In the ensuing years following the film's release, Sylvester Stallone acknowledged that the injury Rocky suffers subsequently forcing him to retire, referenced in the film as a potentially lethal form of 'brain damage', was inaccurate. Stallone stated that having discussed the story with many boxing medical professionals, the injury Rocky suffered was a milder form of brain damage, similar to that of a long term concussion that many boxers suffer from and by modern day standards are still able to gain licenses to box and would not have prevented Rocky from gaining a license to box nor killed him. See more »
When Rocky has his first press conference at the airport, after returning from Russia, he is approached by Duke who is forcefully challenging him to fight Cane. At one point Adrian stands to protest and after an immediate retort from Rocky and Duke the camera shows a wide shot and Adrian in still in her seat beside the podium. See more »
So, when I see you having all these things that I didn't have, I, like, live through your eyes. I enjoy it a little bit. It's like having it all over again.
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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 »
In 2002, director 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 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 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 »
Really surprised after watching this amazing movie.This movie is surely my favorite rocky movie and i think this is Stallone's best performance in any rocky series taken into consideration. Many scenes in this movie which forced me to make my fist fold really tight. My adrenaline pumped up and specially the relation between rocky and Robert is really touching. When u see father treating his son so good after realizing his fault. I even loved the relation between rocky and Paulie. It shows reflection with my friend who behaves exactly like Paulie. This is the movie that made me pen IMDb for first time. At last I am sure one will find every good stuff by which a very good movie is made of. Yo ADRIAN, I LOVE IT.
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