Rocky V Poster

Release Date: November 16th, 1990

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Recently retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) falls on hard times after his accountant mismanages his finances. He stages a comeback of sorts by mentoring fiery young boxer Tommy (Tommy Morrison), while also trying to mend his shaky relationship with his own son, Robert (Sage Stallone). These challenges prove to be at least as tough as any fight Rocky has faced in the ring. He wonders if he will be able to meet them and raise his arms in victory again.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Richard Gant, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Morrison, Tony Burton

Director: John Avildsen

Genres: Drama, Action

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Friend, Rivalry, Emotional, Underdog, Bar, 1990s, Wife, Son

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What is undeniably good about Rocky V is that our working-class hero returns to the grimy neighborhood from which he sprang. Seeing a more slender, "street" Rocky is a refreshing change of pace from the muscle-bound champ of Parts 3 and 4. [16 Nov 1990, p.C]

  • For the most part, the "Rocky" pictures have been outstanding entertainments, beautifully crafted and executed, and Rocky V is an important and worthwhile addition to the series. show more

  • I didn't think there was a drop left in this formula, but Sylvester Stallone has reached down, gone into the well, pulled himself up from the mat and found the strength within to come back with one last Rocky movie that's better than all the other sequels and almost as good as the original. [16 Nov 1990, p.E1]

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