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Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN G. AVILDSEN

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN G. AVILDSEN

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    JOHN G. AVILDSEN

    Coyote Moon (1999) (V) (as Danny Mulroon)
    ... aka Inferno (UK: TV title) (USA)
    ... aka Desert Heat (USA)
    A Fine and Private Place (1998)
    8 Seconds (1994)
    ... aka The Lane Frost Story
    The Power of One (1992)
    ... aka Puissance de l'ange, La (France)
    Rocky V (1990)
    The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
    Lean on Me (1989)
    For Keeps? (1988)
    ... aka Maybe Baby (Europe: English title: video title) (USA: working title)
    Happy New Year (1987)
    The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
    The Karate Kid (1984)
    A Night in Heaven (1983)
    Traveling Hopefully (1982)
    Neighbors (1981)
    The Formula (1980)
    ... aka Formel, Die (West Germany)
    Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
    Rocky (1976)
    W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
    Fore Play (1975)
    ... aka Foreplay
    ... aka The President's Women
    Save the Tiger (1973)
    The Stoolie (1972)
    Cry Uncle! (1971)
    ... aka American Oddballs
    ... aka Super Dick (UK)
    Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1971)
    Okay Bill (1971)
    ... aka Sweet Dreams
    Joe (1970)
    Turn on to Love (1969)
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    JOHN G. AVILDSEN (1923 - )


    A Fine and Private Place (1998)
    8 Seconds (1994)
    The Power of One (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rocky V (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
    Lean on Me (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    For Keeps? (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Happy New Year (1987)
    The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Karate Kid (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Night in Heaven (1983)
    Traveling Hopefully (1982)
    Neighbors (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Formula (1980) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
    Rocky (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fore Play (1975)
    Save the Tiger (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Stoolie (1972)
    Cry Uncle! (1971)
    Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1971)
    Okay Bill (1971)
    Joe (1969) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Turn on to Love (1969)
     
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    Rated from
    Turn on to Love (1969)

    Seen 16
    Own 0
     
  4. Steve Christou

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    [rant]"Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off"[/rant]

    Rocky V (1990) [​IMG]
    The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Karate Kid (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Neighbors (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rocky (1976)
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    Rankings

    1)Rocky
    2)The Karate Kid
    3)The Karate Kid II


    Average Rating 2.6 out of 5
     
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    Just Rocky, Neighbors, and the KK movies.
     
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    Rank order:

    Rocky (1976)
    The Karate Kid (1984)
    The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
     
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    One of the kings of unintentional comedy

    1. The Karate Kid - A (Your the best around, and nothin's ever gonna keep ya down. A literally ass-kicking sports movie montage)
    2. Rocky - A-

    3. Save the Tiger - B+
    4. The Karate Kid III - B+ (Bill Simmons' priceless observation about this film's billionaire villain says it all about why this is one of the best unintentionally hilarious movies around: "My stocks are looking pretty good this week, I think I'll go browbeat a teenage karate champion")
    5. Rocky V - B (Another film that would be higher on the comedy charts if it wasn't for its off-the-charts successor, Rocky IV)
    6. The Karate Kid II - B- (Plenty of comedy moments, especially the hilarious finale, but the homoerotic undertones of the Daniel-san/Mr. Miyagi relationship are downright creepy here.)
    7. Lean on Me - B- (Morgan Freeman may hold the world record for most mediocre movies made watchable by his presence)

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    Neighbors (1981) - 7/10
    Joe (1970) - 6/10
    Rocky (1976) - 6/10
    Lean on Me (1989) - 6/10
    The Karate Kid (1984) - 5/10
    Rocky V (1990) - 3/10
     
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    Rocky (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Neighbors (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    Save the Tiger (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Save the Tiger (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    In order of merit:


    1.Rocky (1976) ***1/2
    2.Joe (1970) ***
    3.The Karate Kid (1984) ***
    4.Save the Tiger (1973) **1/2
    5.The Formula (1980) **
    6.The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) **
    7.Rocky V (1990) **
    8.The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) *1/2



    I don't think there has ever been another director whose post-Oscar victory movies have been (in most cases) as insignificant; the fact that he shouldn't really have gotten the Oscar in the first place - in spite of the film itself being both a classic and a box office champ - is quite telling, I suppose...
     
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    Joe (1969)
     
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    The Formula (1980)
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    Updated: Save the Tiger - B+
     

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