Rocky V

Rocky V (1990)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of Rocky IV, Rocky's son Robert is around 6 or 7 years old. After Rocky comes back from Russia in Rocky V, his son is around 12. While there was a 5 year interval between Rocky IV and V, no time had elapsed from the two in movie time. So, therefore, his son should still be the same age given that Rocky has just recently fought Drago, "The Russian" considering his bruises, and they all returned home right after the fight.

Continuity mistake: In Rocky V, the boxer in the sign at Mighty Mick's Club is looking right at you, but he is looking at his left shoulder in the past Rocky movies.

Revealing mistake: When Rocky delivers the final uppercut at the end, the punch misses by inches.

Continuity mistake: When Rocky and Paulie are giving advice to Rocky Jr, they stop for a second in front of a foreign looking market. Then they cross the street. At that point, the market is covered in shade, and the sunlight is on the other side of the street. Seconds later, the shot changes, and the market's side of the street is suddenly the sunny side. (00:30:00)

K.C. Sierra

Continuity mistake: During Rocky's "thinking" drive he takes in Rocky IV, his license plate sticker had an expiration date of 1986, which means the time frame for Rocky IV was 1985-ish. However, after Rocky comes home from his fight with Drago (which was only about a month's time span) and has the difficulties with his family we see in Rocky V, his son and their friends can be seen watching Christmas Vacation, which came out in 1989, over 3 years later.

Continuity mistake: Right at the end after Rocky has defeated Tommy Gunn and George Washington Duke is taunting him Rocky leans down to one side in order to uppercut GWD. In the next shot the punch comes from the other side, ie the "raised" side. No matter how hard his punch is, he couldn't raise GWD off the ground and knock him out with the way his body is twisted.

Audio problem: When Rocky steps down from the plane from Russia he says "Where's the kid?" but his mouth is not in sync. The scene was obviously dubbed.

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Plot hole: Paulie couldn't be that stupid so as to not tell Rocky that his accountant needed his signature for a tax extension.


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Suggested correction: Paulie isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar. I doubt he has any formal education beyond high school. He likely has no knowledge whatsoever about what a power of attorney is or what it does. Very easy to trick.


Rocky: You knocked him down, why don't you try knockin me down now?


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Trivia: The church where Tommy has his first fight is the same one where Rocky fought in the first movie.


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Question: When Rocky goes bankrupt, I find it hard to believe that he couldn't have kept his lifestyle. With his popularity as champion, couldn't he be hired as an analyst for ESPN, Showtime or HBO? What about a book deal? He could have even done speaking engagements and appeared at shows for five figures. Or even do commercials?

Answer: Rocky is bankrupt due to his manager's mismanagement and is now nearly one million dollars in debt. Any money he could make from endorsements, commercials, etc. would only be garnished. He also suffers from depression and was diagnosed with having some brain damage from his last fight, possibly making him unsuitable as a spokesperson, public speaker, or sports analyst. Of course, it also serves the plot better if Rocky is in more dire circumstances.

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