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Avildsen, John G. 1936-

Overview
Works: 241 works in 820 publications in 9 languages and 15,629 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Sports films  Coming-of-age films  Children's films  Biographical films  Social problem films  History  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Author, Cinematographer , Performer, fmd, Scenarist, Restager , Photographer, Creator, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

178 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,571 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 )

101 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handyman/martial arts master, Mr Miyagi (Morita), agrees to teach karate to bullied outsider Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), and shows him that there's more to life than fighting
Lean on me by Michael Schiffer( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,793 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 )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 891 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 )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 858 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 )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 855 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 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
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 471 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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lean on me: A bat-and-bullhorn wielding principal in New Jersey turns a failing school around with his tough love methods
Save the tiger by John G Avildsen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 362 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 by William Mellors Henry( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 327 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 course of world history
Joe by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and French and held by 300 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate kid, part III: When Miyagi refuses to help him prepare for an upcoming tournament, an angry Daniel finds a new mentor, unaware that a revenge-obsessed old enemy is setting him up
Desert heat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 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
Neighbors( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Keese is a slightly overweight, fairly average guy who is approaching middle age. He leads a reasonably comfortable life with his family in their suburban home until the house next door is bought by a truly odd couple, Vic and Ramona, who quickly proceed to drive Earl crazy. Vic's lunatic behavior has Earl running in circles while Ramona's coarse seductiveness leaves him panting. In short, Earl's tranquil life is suddenly turned upside down. (Newly remastered)
"For keeps"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 93 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
Rocky : four movies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky IV: When Rocky's old friend Apollo Creed is killed during a fight with a super-fit Russian boxer, Ivan Drago, Rocky blames himself for the death when he could have thrown in the towel before the crucial moment. Fuelled by the Russian's arrogance, Rocky arranges a fight with the new champion, only this time on Christmas Day, in Russia
For keeps? by John G Avildsen( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 60 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
Rocky : the complete saga( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six movies telling the story of an unknown boxer from Philadelphia and his rise to glory
The karate kid III ; The next karate kid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate kid, part III: When Mr. Miyagi refuses to help him prepare for an upcoming tournament, Daniel finds a new mentor, unaware that an old enemy is setting him up. The next karate kid: Mr. Miyagi teaches a 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through the martial arts after her parents are killed in an auto accident
 
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Alternative Names
Avildsen, John 1935-

Avildsen, John Guilbert 1936-

John G. Avildsen Amerikaans filmregisseur

John G. Avildsen amerikai filmrendező

John G. Avildsen cinéaste américain

John G. Avildsen director de cine estadounidense

John G. Avildsen regista statunitense

John G. Avildsen US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Cutter und Filmproduzent

Mulroon, Danny

Mulroon, Danny 1935-

Эвилдсен, Джон

ג'ון ג. אבילדסן

جان جی. آویلدسن بازیگر، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

جون أفليدسن

جون أفليدسن مخرج أفلام أمريكي

존 G. 아빌드센

ジョン・G・アヴィルドセン

約翰·艾維森 Film director

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