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Rocky V Details

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Touted upon its release as the finale of the saga, this fifth entry in the long-running series of sports dramas reunites star Sylvester Stallone with John G. Avildsen, director of the Oscar-winning original. Stallone is Rocky Balboa, suffering from career-ending brain damage as a result of his punishing bout with Ivan Drago at the finale of the previous film. Upon their return to Philadelphia, Rocky and his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), discover they are broke, their fortune squandered by an incompetent accountant. Forced to move back to their working-class neighborhood, Rocky finds that his only asset is the run-down gym willed to him by Mickey (Burgess Meredith, who appears in new flashback sequences). Resisting big money offered to him by Don King-like boxing promoter George Washington Duke (Richard Gant), Rocky becomes a trainer and finds a talented comer in Tommy Gunn (real-life boxer Tommy Morrison, nephew of John Wayne). Rocky's son (played by Stallone's real-life son Sage Stallone) feels neglected by his father, who lavishes attention on his protégé, but Tommy ultimately turns his back on his mentor to sign a more lucrative deal with Duke, leading to a street-fight showdown. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:November 16, 1990

Cast

Sylvester Stallone
as Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire
as Adrian Balboa
Burt Young
as Paulie
Sage Stallone
as Rocky Balboa Jr.
Burgess Meredith
as Mickey
Tommy Morrison
as Tommy Gunn
Richard Gant
as George Washington Duke
Tony Burton
as Tony
James Gambina
as Jimmy
Delia Sheppard
as Karen
Michael Sheehan
as Merlin Sheets
Michael Williams
as Union Cane
Tommy Gunn
Caro Jones
Katherine Margiotta
as Woman in Dressing Room
Elizabeth Peters
as Jewel
Bob Vazquez
as Drinker
Thunder Wolf
Bob Giovanne
as Timmy
Kevin Connolly
as Chickie
Hayes Swope
as Chickie's Pal
Nicky Blair
as Fight Promoter
Jodi Letizia
as Marie
Chris Avildsen
as Druggie
Jonathan Avildsen
as Druggie
Don Sherman
as Andy
Stu Nahan
as Fight Commentator
Al Bernstein
as Fight Commentator
James Binns
as Himself
Meade Martin
as Las Vegas Announcer
Michael Buffer
as Fight Announcer, 3rd Fight
Jane Marla Robbins
as Gloria
Ben Geraci
as Cab Driver
Lou Filippo
as Referee
Frank Cappuccino
as Referee
Robert Seltzer
as Conference Reporter
Stan Ward
as Contender
Brian Phelps
as Reporter
Mark Thompson
as Reporter
Cindy Roberts
as Reporter
Patrick Cronin
as Dr. Rimlan
Helena Carroll
as Drinker
Tony Munafo
as Drinker
Richard Wright
as Drinker
Lloyd Kaufman
as Drinker
Leroy Neiman
as Fight Announcer
Michael Pataki
as Nicolai Koloff
Jennifer Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Tricia Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Julie Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Mark de Alessandro
as Stunt Double
Jeff Langton
as Boxer
Daniel Epper
as Boxer
Mel Scott-Thomas
as Boxer
Billy Lucas
as Boxer
Alex Garcia
as Boxer
Dale Jacoby
as Boxer
Clay Hodges
as Boxer
Brian Phelps
as Reporter
Jonathan Avildsen
as Druggie
Clay Hodges
as Boxer
Don Sherman
as Andy
Katherine Margiotta
as Woman in Dressing Room
Michael Pataki
as Nicolai Koloff
Michael Buffer
as Fight Announcer, 3rd Fight
Meade Martin
as Las Vegas Announcer
Al Bernstein
as Fight Commentator
Chris Avildsen
as Druggie
Dale Jacoby
as Boxer
Stu Nahan
as Fight Commentator
Bob Giovanne
as Timmy
Mark de Alessandro
as Stunt Double
Mel Scott-Thomas
as Boxer
Lloyd Kaufman
as Drinker
Alex Garcia
as Boxer
Ben Geraci
as Cab Driver
Frank Cappuccino
as Referee
Mark Thompson
as Reporter
Nicky Blair
as Fight Promoter
Richard Wright
as Drinker
Jane Marla Robbins
as Gloria
Julie Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Jennifer Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Leroy Neiman
as Fight Announcer
Patrick Cronin
as Dr. Rimlan
Kevin Connolly
as Chickie
Billy Lucas
as Boxer
Lou Filippo
as Referee
Daniel Epper
as Boxer
Tricia Flavin
as Delivery Girl
Stan Ward
as Contender
Robert Seltzer
as Conference Reporter
Jeff Langton
as Boxer
Tony Munafo
as Drinker
James Binns
as Himself
Bob Vazquez
as Drinker
Helena Carroll
as Drinker
Elizabeth Peters
as Jewel
Jodi Letizia
as Marie
Cindy Roberts
as Reporter
Hayes Swope
as Chickie's Pal

Crew

John G. Avildsen
Director
Sylvester Stallone
Screenwriter
Victor Hammer
Cinematographer
Steven Poster
Cinematographer
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
John G. Avildsen
Editor
Robert A. Ferretti
Editor
Michael Knue
Editor
Michael S. Glick
Production Designer
William J. Cassidy
Production Designer
Robert Chartoff
Co-producer
Irwin Winkler
Co-producer
Tony Munafo
Associate Producer
Michael S. Glick
Executive Producer
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Bobby Bass
Stunts
Michael Westmore
Makeup
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