Rocky V

Synopsis: Rocky Balboa is forced to retire after having permanent damage inflicted on him in the ring by the Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Returning home after the Drago bout, Balboa discovers that the fortune that he had acquired as heavyweight champ has been stolen and lost on the stockmarket by his accountant. His boxing days over, Rocky begins to coach an up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn. Rocky cannot compete, however, with the high salaraies and glittering prizes being offered to Gunn by other managers in town.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): John G. Avildsen
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Ladies and gentlemen...

(continues in Russian)

We're in Moscow in the Soviet Union.

This promises to be the most watched

event in boxing history.

I must break you.

- Throw your right!

- He will not let him out of there.


Rocky Balboa is in serious trouble.

He's gettin' killed out there!

Drago continuing

to punish Rocky Balboa.

- No pain!

- No pain!

Rocky's been hit with bombs.

Rocky's hurt!

A right hand from Drago sends

Rocky Balboa 15 feet across the ring!

Come on! Get up!

It's been a one-sided fight so far.

And Drago throws a hard right hand

that stuns Rocky Balboa!

They might have to stop this one

before somebody gets killed.

Rocky taking punishment.

He's completely exhausted.

And Balboa goes down again

from a right hand.

Lethal punch after punch.

Amazing willpower!

Rocky Balboa has taken

lvan Drago's best punches so far.

He's cut and he's bleeding.

- All right, what's happenin' out there?

- I see three of 'em.

- Hit the one in the middle.

- Right! Hit the one in the middle.

- The Russian's cut.

- Hit him!


To the ground like a wrestler. It's a

gutter war! No holds barred in Moscow.

All your strength!

All your power! Everything you've got!

Now, this is your whole life here!

And a big right hand by Rocky Balboa!

Rocky Balboa has done the impossible!

Rocky! Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!


Oh, man, I never saw nothing like it!

Came through like the champ you are.

Did yourself and everybody proud!

Especially Apollo!

- Yo, Tony!

- Yeah, what is it? What do you need?

Get Adrian.

- Rocky?

- How's everybody doin'... out there?

Oh! Everything's OK.

What's wrong?

- What's wrong?

- Remember when Mick said...

...when he was fighting sometimes...

...he'd fight so hard that he was thinking

that he broke somethin' inside?

He was gonna... die?

And that's what he said,

that's when the angels was pullin' on him.

Rocky, you're scaring me.

I don't... What's wrong?

- I can't...

- Can't what?

I can't stop my hands from shaking.

- I ain't never felt this thing.

- You better see a doctor.

No. I just wanna go home.

No. You can see a doctor.

I'm just tired.

I just wanna go home, Mick.

- I'm just tired. I just...

- OK.

- I just wanna go home, OK?

- OK.


(# fanfare)

(# "Rocky" theme)

- Adrian, where's the kid?

- I don't know.

I don't see the kid.

Where's the kid? Ain't he here?

- Dad! Dad!

- Oh, there he is!

There he is! Hey, slugger! How you doin'?

- Say hi to your mom.

- Hi, Mom.

- I'm forgotten now?

- Hi, Uncle Paulie.

- Dad, how you feelin'?

- A few new dents. How's school?

- I made the honour roll.

- Yo!

Hi. Airport Security. Welcome home.

There's a press reception inside.

Rocky, how did you feel

about the Russian people?

You know, very good.

They was great people.

I didn't understand them all the time,

but I understood what they was meaning.

Mrs Balboa, did you learn any Russian?

- Did I learn Russian?

- Yeah, she got fluent in vodka.

Rocky, there are rumours

of physical complications.

- Complications?

- No, those were rumours.

He's in perfect physical condition.

Rocky, the American Medical Association

has recommended that boxing be banned.

- Yeah.

- Do you agree with the doctors?

Yeah, absolutely.

I think that doctors should never fight.

That was a beautiful answer, champ!

Doctors should stay out of the ring.

Doctors should never fight.

Rocky Balboa,

the funniest champion ever!

America's own, Rocky Balboa!

How are ya?

George Washington Duke,

promoter extraordinaire...

...welcomes Rocky Balboa, champion

of all the Americas and all of the Russias.

Now I would like to digress

from the questions a bit...

...and pose a proposition to the media.

Everyone in this city and in the

world of sports knows my reputation...

...for promoting some of the finest

extravaganzas in this country.

Well now, with the press present,

I'd like to ask you, Rocky Balboa... be the flamboyant, rambunctious

sportsman we know you can be.

Give this man, Union Cane,

a chance to challenge you...

...for the heavyweight championship.

Balboa, I want the opportunity

to take what you got.

Isn't this bad timing, Duke?

The man just got off the plane.

Timing is the essence of life,

gentlemen and ladies.

Now what I have on this paper

is the largest guarantee...

...ever offered to

a champion on this planet!

I'm talking about a fantastic international

extravaganza to be held in Japan...

...called Lettin' It Go In Tokyo!

It's incredible. Only in America do people

like us rise from oppression and poverty... join hands in this international event!

- Excuse me!

- Only in America!

Excuse me. My husband is retired.

He has nothing more to prove.

Wait a minute! Hey, Rocky...

Don't you consider this a public

responsibility to respond now?

- Respond to the people.

- Isn't this about professionalism?

- To talk about it now, not later.

- Do you mind if I heal first?

- You got nothin' like what I got for you.

- What the hell does this all mean?

- That isn't enough. We gotta know now.

- Gotta think about that. So anyway...

I wanna tell everybody that

the flight over was... really nice.

- Come on, guys. We need more.

- Adrian, if you weren't with me...

...I never woulda done as good.

You're always there.

And my kid, having you is

like being born all over again.

Come on. Are you gonna retire or not?

- Anyway, excuse me. I'd like to go home.

- Give us something to write!

- Thanks very much. I appreciate it.

- No!

Don't worry. We'll get him. We'll get him.

No, really. It's great.

Aaah! Yo!

Look at this place! I swear I ain't never

leavin' this place again, you know that?

Hey, would you like to dance? How about

a homecoming dance for your old man?

- No, don't be silly. It's cold.

- I'll warm you up, young lady.

Have a dance. Hurry up.

The music's almost over.

- Do you like the song?

- You should rest.

- Yeah, I know.

- I'm tired. Come on.

Maybe I'll take you upstairs and

violate you like a parkin' meter.

- Cost you a quarter.

- Yo, Adrian!

Where'd you learn to talk dirty like that?

Uncle Paulie,

you notice somethin' strange about Dad?

He just took a few hard shots.

I think you tell

better jokes than me, Adrian.


Did I hear somebody

call for their old man? Did you do this?

Sleep time, kid, OK?

Dad, did you know your bones

grow three times as fast at night?

No, I didn't, but I heard somethin' like that.

Is that me?

- Oh yeah, that's you.

- Excellent!

- Is that me? When we was fishin', right?

- Yeah.

That's beautiful! Look at the tent.

You know,

the fish was a lot bigger, if I recall.

Actually, that was a lot smaller.

Anyway, come on. Hit the bed.

It's time for you to get healthy.

This is great.

I don't know where you learned this.

It is something how this thing

comes out of your fingers and...

Oh my God.

Oh my God!

Who's this?

That's Madame Dupont,

my French teacher.


Hmm, yeah. She looks French, sure.

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