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Avildsen, John G. 1936-

Works: 142 works in 786 publications in 10 languages and 15,496 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Sports films  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Comedy films  Children's films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films  Melodrama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor, Author, Cinematographer , Performer, Scenarist, fmd, Restager , Creator, Photographer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John G Avildsen
Rocky Balboa by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

252 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,505 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 )

159 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,375 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 )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,789 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 885 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 882 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
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 470 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 396 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 )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 380 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 )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 327 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 )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 304 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( 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 pass finds him and he has a reason for living and to find his attackers
Neighbors by Norman McLaren( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 173 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 157 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky III: Rocky battles his most powerful adversary yet--the ferocious Clubber Lang--in this hard-hitting action that comes out swinging with adventure, humour and emotionally charged human drama. As Rocky Balboa fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn't be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts, and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang K.O's Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed. With Creed's help, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a gruelling rematch for the world heavyweight championship
The karate kid trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The karate kid, special edition: 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
The Marlon Brando collection Mutiny on the Bounty ; Julius Caesar ; Reflections in a golden eye ; Teahouse of the August Moon ; The formula( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teahouse of the August Moon portrays the comedic struggle of the American miltary charged with democratizing an Okinawan village while the villagers resist with a plan of their own
The Karate Kid III by Harald Zwart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Next Karate Kid: The next Karate kid. Miyagi helps an orphaned 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through learning martial arts
Rocky heavyweight collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John G. Avildsen an American Film Institute seminar on his work : [held May 12, 1976] by John G Avildsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Avildsen, John 1935-

Avildsen, John Guilbert 1936-

John G. Avildsen Amerikaans filmregisseur

John G. Avildsen amerikai filmrendező

John G. Avildsen cinéaste américain

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


約翰·艾維森 Film director

Lean on meSave the tigerJoeDesert heatThe Marlon Brando collection Mutiny on the Bounty ; Julius Caesar ; Reflections in a golden eye ; Teahouse of the August Moon ; The formula