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Rocky V
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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire

Talia Shire

Adrian
Burt Young

Burt Young

Paulie
Sage Stallone

Sage Stallone

Rocky Balboa Jr.
Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith

Mickey Goldmill
Tommy Morrison

Tommy Morrison

Tommy 'Machine' Gunn
Richard Gant

Richard Gant

George Washington Duke


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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

(written by)


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Neither fun nor uplifting - a dismal failure

3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 9 10:57
"As long as they've got Balboa on the brain he'll always be champ. The man fought wars in the ring!"

The original Rocky from 1976 was a masterpiece. Its first follow-up, 1979's Rocky II, was a strong sequel that retained the charms of its exceptional predecessor. Rocky III and Rocky IV followed in subsequent years, and the series deteriorated into a generic, cheesy action movie seri... read more

Bad but not as bad as Rocky IV.

3 years, 5 months ago at Feb 10 21:51
After finding Rocky a successful franchise until Rocky IV and reading about the negative criticism that the fifth instalment received even more than the fourth film, I didn't have very high expectations for this one. After watching it, I understandably realise why people hate but despite it had its bad and cheesy moments, I don't really see what is so awful about Rocky V. I think where it really w... read more

In Defense of Rocky V

2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 11 1:04
Few motion pictures seem to inspire such intense hatred as Rocky V, even to the point of Stallone giving the film a score of "O", and even getting bashed by the sitcom The Vicar of Dibly...

"Four's not bad is it, there where four gospels, four horsemen of the Apocalypse, four Rocky movies until they made Rocky V, very bad movie".

As a big of the Rocky movies however, ... read more
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The one-time champ, Rocky Balboa, has hit rock bottom and winds up in his old Philadelphia neighborhood, broke and ostracized. He trains a young boxer - Tommy Gunn - who turns ingrate.
Release date: 16 November 1990
UPC: 027616861276
Drama (18), Boxing (15), Sports (10), 1990 (9), Action (7), Underdog (7), 1990s (7), Sequel (7), Sport (6), Betrayal (5), Poverty (4), Brain Damage (4), American (4), Retirement (4), Greed (4), Father Son Relationship (4), 90's (3), Flashbacks (3), (3), Newcomer (2)
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“Even though I tend to think that ‘Rocky’ is somewhat overrated (It won the Best Picture Academy Award against such classics like ‘Network’, ‘All the President’s Men’ and above all ‘Taxi Driver’), I still thoroughly enjoyed it and it was one hell of an underdog tale. However, it is such a shame that Sylvester Stallone went on and on with those sequels. I mean, to start with, one of the biggest assets of the first movie is that Rocky Balboa, even though we root for him, still loses at the end concluding this dramatic story with a huge emotional punch but, right away with the first sequel, the whole effect was undone since he eventually became the new champ. Fast-forward 10 years later and Stallone comes now with a bewildering 4th sequel and the end-result has become really ” read more

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