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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 )

198 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,632 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 )

131 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,284 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,801 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 905 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 )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 887 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 )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 868 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 )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 519 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 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1970's was an extraordinary time of rebellion, and of questioning every accepted idea. As political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and the music revolution contributed to social unrest across the country, American cinema witnessed the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. Galvanised by a new freedom of expression, these ground-breaking artists began targeting their films toward a new kind of audience, with stories that reflected the ever-changing reality of the era
Stand and deliver Lean on me : drama double feature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 417 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 )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 365 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 )

28 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 by David Gordon Green( Visual )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and French and held by 301 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 276 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
The karate kid( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The karate kid, part 3: Daniel LaRusso has an upcoming tournament in which he is the target of vicious student Mike Barnes; Miyagi instructs Daniel not to compete, but Daniel's pride sends him to the instructor Terry Silver who secretly is setting him up to be the loser. The next karate kid: Miyagi helps an orphaned 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through learning martial arts
Desert heat( Visual )

5 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 (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 pass finds him and he has a reason for living and to find his attackers
Neighbors by Seth Rogen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 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 held by 150 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 78 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
Rocky : the complete saga( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six movies telling the story of an unknown boxer from Philadelphia and his rise to glory
Rocky : 4-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown boxer from the slums of Philadelphia is given a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the world heavyweight title; Rock struggles to save his marriage while training for the championship rematch; Rocky loses his belt to an arrogant young fighter; Rocky challenges the Russian boxer who killed Apollo Creed in the ring
 
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Avildsen, John 1935-

Avildsen, John Guilbert 1935-2017

John G. Avildsen

John G. Avildsen American film director

John G. Avildsen Amerikaans filmregisseur

John G. Avildsen amerikai filmrendező

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

John G. Avildsen director de cinema estatunidenc

John G. Avildsen regista statunitense

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

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

Mulroon, Danny

Mulroon, Danny 1935-

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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