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Touted upon its release as the finale of the Rocky 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
Boxing -- Drama.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :MGM Home Entertainment [distributor],2001
|Other Titles|| Rocky five
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997.
United Artists Corporation.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Richard Gant, Tommy Morrison, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith.
Director of photography, Steven Poster; music, Bill Conti; film editors, John G. Avildsen, Michael N. Knue.
In English with optional soundtracks in French or Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Originally released as motion picture in 1990.
Special feature: theatrical trailer.
DVD, Dolby digital stereo surround or mono, 16 x 9 widescreen version (1.85:1).
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
|ISBN||0792849884 (no. 5)