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Avildsen, John G. 1936-

Overview
Works: 203 works in 773 publications in 8 languages and 15,212 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Martial arts films  Action and adventure films  Sports films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films  Social problem films  Biography  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Author, Cinematographer , Performer, Scenarist, fmd, Restager , Photographer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky by John G Avildsen( Visual )

164 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,461 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 Harald Zwart( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,741 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 )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 890 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 880 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 )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky and his family must move to their old, low-rent neighborhood after all their money is lost by 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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 701 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 by John G Avildsen( Visual )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Daniel, a fatherless teenager, becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students, he 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
The karate kid( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 525 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 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 by Edward James Olmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 387 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 )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 361 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 )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lone Los Angeles detective is on the brink of discovering the lost formula for producing cheap, pollution-free gasoline from coal. But his search leads to many attempts on his life, and realization that there may be a global plot to maximize oil profits
Joe( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and French and held by 298 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 271 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 210 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, part II by John G Avildsen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate student Daniel La Russo accompanies his wise and whimsical teacher Mr. Miyagi to his ancestral home in Okinawa
The Karate Kid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel accompanies Miyagi to Okinawa where he becomes entangled in an old feud with Miyagi's lifelong enemy
Neighbors( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 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" by John G Avildsen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 160 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
 
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The karate kid
Alternative Names
Avildsen, John 1935-

Avildsen, John Guilbert 1936-

John G. Avildsen Amerikaans filmregisseur

John G. Avildsen amerikai filmrendező

John G. Avildsen cinaste amricain

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

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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Lean on meThe Karate kidSave the tigerJoeDesert heat