With Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Morrison, Tony Burton, Kevin Connolly, Richard Gant, Delia Sheppard, Jimmy Gambina, Mike Girard Sheehan, Michael Williams, Elisebeth Peters, Hayes Swope, Nicky Blair, Christopher Avildsen, Jonathan Avildsen, Don Sherman, Stu Nahan
Rocky V is a 1990 American film. The fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and co-starring Talia Shire, Stallone's real life son Sage, and real life boxer Tommy Morrison, with Morrison in the role of Tommy Gunn, a talented yet raw boxer. Sage played Robert Balboa, whose relationship with his famous father is explored. After Stallone directed the second through fourth films in the series, Rocky V saw the return of director John G. Avildsen, whose direction of the first film won him an Academy Award for Best Director.
Reception to the film was generally negative and it was considered a very disappointing conclusion to the series. The box office gross was highly diminished from its predecessor by at least $190 million. Rocky V marked the final appearance of Talia Shire and Burgess Meredith in the Rocky series.
Due to the low box office result, Rocky V was the last Rocky movie that United Artists had any involvement in. Though this was presumed to be the ending of the series, Sylvester Stallone made the sixth and final entry into the series, Rocky Balboa released on December 20, 2006.