PG-13 | | Drama, Sport
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
In the background during the scene where Rocky's son is yelling at him on Christmas, one of the Christmas cards in the back has "Rambo" written on it.
Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves you!
When they are all at the table eating dinner, Paulie grabs Adrian's plate. In the next shot he grabs it again.
In the closing credits Elton John's "The Measure Of A Man" plays while it shows stills from all five Rocky movies.
In 2002, director John G. Avildsen released a work-print version of the film online, under the title "Rocky V: Director's Cut". In this version, the opening credits are completely different, with different music. Additionally, the music throughout the film is decidedly different then that used in the final version of the film; in particular, there is a lot more Bill Conti music rather than the songs used in the theatrical cut (although Michael Bolton's "When I'm Back On My Feet Again" plays in this cut when Rocky visits Mighty Mick's). Several scenes are edited differently in the Director's Cut, and often with different dialogue. There are also a number of deleted scenes in the film, including a scene of Rocky getting drunk at the bar prior to visiting Mighty Mick's Boxing, and a scene where Rocky meets Marie from Rocky (1976) to find that she is a prostitute and has just become homeless. Additionally, the Director's Cut has a completely different edit of the street fight, with new music, and also includes the Mickey hallucination scene.
$14,073,170 18 November 1990