WorldCat Identities

Avildsen, John G. 1936-

Overview
Works: 196 works in 634 publications in 8 languages and 14,376 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Film adaptations  Western films  Juvenile works  Teen films  Film sequels  Sports films 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Cinematographer , Performer, Scenarist, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  John G Avildsen Publications about John G Avildsen
Publications by  John G Avildsen Publications by John G Avildsen
Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
133 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,331 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 )
57 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult taks 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 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 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,661 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 )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PK, an English orphan, is bullied by his Afrikaner classmates over his political beliefs, but an African teaches him how to box and that one person 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 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Lane Frost, a young rodeo bull rider, who fought his way to becoming champion, but almost lost the one woman he loved
The karate kid by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 837 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 )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel accompanies Miyagi to Okinawa where he becomes entangled in an old feud with Miyagi's lifelong enemy
Rocky V by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 711 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
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 469 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 341 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 )
15 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 340 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 )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 302 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and French and held by 285 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 )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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 )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 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
"For keeps" by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 159 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
Neighbors ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The neighborhood will never be the same with the comedy team of Belushi and Aykroyd as neighbors
Rocky four movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 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
Rocky Balboa by Sylvester Stallone ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six movies telling the story of an unknown boxer from Philadelphia and his rise to glory
The Karate Kid II the story continues ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel accompanies Mr. Miyagi to Okinawa, where his mentor becomes re-engaged in an old feud with a lifelong enemy
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.08 for Rocky V ... to 1.00 for John G. Av ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Avildsen, John 1935-
Avildsen, John Guilbert 1936-
Mulroon, Danny
Mulroon, Danny 1935-
Languages
English (310)
French (27)
Spanish (25)
German (16)
Multiple languages (9)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
Covers