Rocky V

  • PG
  • John G Avildsen (1990)
  • US
  • 99 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Despite John G Avildsen being back on board as director (he did the first Rocky, with Sylvester Stallone himself directing the intervening rounds), the emotional clout of the original has given way here to simple gestures and acting-by-numbers, as the Italian Stallion is forced to retire but decides to train a young protégé (played by real-life boxer Tommy Morrison). Given that it would be impossible to surprise with such a prescriptive format, it's a shame that the only real spark comes courtesy of Sly's own offspring (Sage Stallone) as his screen son.

Plot Summary

Boxing drama written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. Bankrupt and having suffered brain injuries in the ring, Rocky is forced to move back to his old neighbourhood, unable to get a licence to fight again. Then he is persuaded to train young fighter Tommy Gunn.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone
Adrian Balboa
Talia Shire
Paulie
Burt Young
Rocky Jr
Sage Stallone
Mickey
Burgess Meredith
Tommy Gunn
Tommy Morrison
George Washington Duke
Richard Gant
Tony
Tony Burton
Jimmy
James Gambina
Karen
Delia Sheppard
Editor
Michael Sheehan

Crew

Director
John G Avildsen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Some swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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