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Avildsen, John G. 1936-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 671 publications in 8 languages and 14,573 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Film adaptations  Western films  Juvenile works  Film sequels  Sports films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Cinematographer , Performer, Scenarist, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
145 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion
The karate kid by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life
Lean on me by Michael Schiffer ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the fact-based story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
8 seconds by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heroic life story of rodeo legend Lane Frost, the bull-riding champion who fights to achieve his childhood dreams--both in and out of the rodeo ring
Rocky V by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocky and his family must move to their old, low-rent neighborhood after all their money is lost by an an unscrupulous financial advisor and injuries force his retirement from the ring. As Rocky tries to resolve the resentment held by his son, a young boxer Rocky trained publicly taunts his mentor, and Rocky realizes he must fight once more
The karate kid by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), has an upcoming tournament in which he is the target of vicious student Mike Barnes (Kanan). Mr. Miyagi (Morita) instructs LaRusso not to compete, but LaRusso's pride sends him to instructor Terry Silver who is secretly setting LaRusso up to be the loser
The karate kid ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel accompanies Miyagi to Okinawa where he soon finds himself entangled in a decades-old feud with his friend and mentor's lifelong enemy
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Stand and deliver Lean on me : drama double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stand and deliver: A teacher in a Los Angeles barrio inspires his students to excel at math and to pass the Calculus Advanced Placement Test
Save the tiger by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Stoner is caught in a violent collision with his past and present life. He believes there is nothing significant in his life except survival, and that instinct pushes him beyond moral conduct
The formula ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
35 years after the disappearance of a formula developed by Germany during World War II to derive cheap, pollution-free gasoline from coal, a Los Angeles detective is on the brink of unearthing the secret which could change the couse of world history
Joe ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and French and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of how an average "Joe" becomes a murderer. A friendship grows between a wealthy executive and a blue-collar welder due to their common fear and frustration with the "liberals" and "hippies" who are ruining the country
The Karate Kid collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Multiple languages and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Next Karate Kid: After her parents are killed in an auto accident, Mr. Miyagi teaches a 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through the martial arts, a skill she puts to the test with the Alpha Elite, a sadistic high school gang
Desert heat ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to rid himself of the inner demons, Eddie Lomax (Van Damme) takes himself to an abandoned desert highway prepared to commit suicide. Along comes a gang that attacks him and steals his motorcycle leaving him for dead. Later, a woman from his past finds him and he has a reason for living and to find his attackers
The Karate Kid ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel accompanies Miyagi to Okinawa where he becomes entangled in an old feud with Miyagi's lifelong enemy
The karate kid, part II by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miyagi returns with Daniel to his Okinawa home for the first time in 45 years. Miyagi encounters Yukie, the woman he left behind when he immigrated to America. And just as Daniel falls in love with her teenage niece Kumiko, two enemies arise to challenge both couples' happiness. Sato is the man whom Yukie was once supposed to marry, and Chozen, his vicious nephew who's taken an instant dislike to Daniel. Now, to satisify their family honor, they've challenged Miyagi and Daniel each to a karate match
"For keeps" by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When high school students Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff fall for each other, they wind up taking a crash course in adulthood in this contemporary romantic comedy
The Karate kid, part III ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The karate kid, part 3: Daniel LaRusso has an upcoming tournament in which he is the target of vicious student Mike Barnes; Miyagi instructs Daniel not to compete, but Daniel's pride sends him to the instructor Terry Silver who secretly is setting him up to be the loser. The next karate kid: Miyagi helps an orphaned 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through learning martial arts
Neighbors ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The neighborhood will never be the same with the comedy team of Belushi and Aykroyd as neighbors
 
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Alternative Names
Avildsen, John 1935-
Avildsen, John Guilbert 1936-
Mulroon, Danny
Mulroon, Danny 1935-
Languages
English (338)
Spanish (27)
French (25)
German (16)
Multiple languages (9)
Italian (4)
Turkish (2)
Dutch (1)
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