Reluctantly retired from fighting, Rocky takes charge of Mickey’s gym and agrees to train a young protégé who’s hungry for success.
Rocky V is a 1990 American sports drama film and the fifth installment in the Rocky film series. The film was directed by John G. Avildsen, who also directed the first Rocky movie, and starred Sylvester Stallone, who reprised his role as Rocky Balboa.
The plot of Rocky V focuses on Rocky’s retirement from boxing and his return to his old neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he trains a young boxer named Tommy Gunn (played by real-life boxer Tommy Morrison). As Tommy rises through the ranks of the boxing world, he becomes increasingly arrogant and distant from Rocky, ultimately leading to a confrontation between the two.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, with some praising Stallone’s performance and the themes of the story, while others criticized the film’s formulaic plot and lack of action. Despite this, Rocky V was a commercial success, grossing over $119 million at the box office worldwide.