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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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Chickie
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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1985. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rocky Balboa: I've got to fight, ok. I've got a problem. I've got to fight.
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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

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Soundtracks

Keep It Up
Written by Benita Benitez, John Garrett and Durran Butler
Performed by Snap (as SNAP)
Produced by Snap (as SNAP)
Courtesy of Logic Records GmbH
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Surprisingly good.
27 December 2006 | by 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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