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Avildsen, John G. 1935-2017

Overview
Works: 269 works in 1,037 publications in 8 languages and 16,389 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Sports films  Martial arts films  Coming-of-age films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Social problem films  Historical films  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Author, Cinematographer , fmd, Performer, Scenarist, Actor, Restager , Other, 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 )

195 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,920 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 )

91 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting
Lean on me by Michael Schiffer( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,841 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
8 seconds by John G Avildsen( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 947 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 )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 912 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 Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 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
The karate kid( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( Visual )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 728 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 460 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 396 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 )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 375 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 )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 346 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 )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and French and held by 326 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 280 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 by ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 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 )

9 editions published between 1981 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
Karate Kid II by John G Avildsen( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 118 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
Rocky : four movies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky: Rocky Balboa is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with the World Heavyweight Champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner
 
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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

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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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