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Avildsen, John G. 1935-2017

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Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

212 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,735 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 )

98 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,423 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 )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,832 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 karate kid( Visual )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 957 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
8 seconds by John G Avildsen( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 951 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
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 896 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
Rocky V by John G Avildsen( Visual )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 895 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 )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 790 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 466 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 )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 436 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 3 languages and held by 370 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 )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 328 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
The Karate Kid collection( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 294 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
Joe by David Gordon Green( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 264 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
Desert heat by ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to rid himself of the inner demons, Eddie Lomax takes himself to an abandoned desert highway prepared to end it all
Neighbors( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 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 80 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
Joe( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Curran is the titular everyman and unabashed hippie-hater. Joe, who equates hippies with everything un-American, finds a kindred spirit in Bill Compton, an advertising executive who makes Joe's acquaintance at a neighborhood bar, boasting that he killed a drug-dealing hippie. Bill, pressed for facts by the intrigued Joe, recants saying that he was merely joking. However, when a news report confirms the incident, vigilante justice akin to Taxi Driver is set in motion
Rocky : the complete saga( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six movies telling the story of an unknown boxer from Philadelphia and his rise to glory
 
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Avildsen, John 1935-

Avildsen, John 1935-2017

Avildsen, John G., 1936-

Avildsen, John G., 1936-2017

Avildsen, John Gilbert

Avildsen, John Guilbert 1935-2017

John G. Avildsen

John G. Avildsen American film director

John G. Avildsen americký filmový režisér, střihač a kameraman

John G. Avildsen Amerikaans filmregisseur

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John G. Avildsen amerikansk filminstruktør, -klipper og -producer

John G. Avildsen cinéaste américain

John G. Avildsen director de cine estadounidense

John G. Avildsen director de cinema estadounidense

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John G. Avildsen regista statunitense

John G. Avildsen regizor de film american

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

John G. Avildsen US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, -editor und -produzent

Milroon, Danny

Mulroon, Danny

Mulroon, Danny 1935-

Mulroon, Danny 1935-2017

Джон Авилдсън

Джон Авілдсон

Эвилдсен, Джон

ג'ון ג. אבילדסן

ג'ון ג. אבילדסן במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

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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