Original Australian Daybill movie poster.Rocky V 1990 is the fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Stallone's real-life son Sage and real-life boxer Tommy Morrison. 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 John G. Avildsen, whose direction of Rocky won him an Academy Award for Best Directing. Rocky V made a total of $119.9 million worldwide. Stallone was praised for his dramatic performance and the film received some positive feedback from some fans.