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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN G. AVILDSEN


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 07 2005 - 02:54 AM

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)



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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 07 2005 - 02:55 AM

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JOHN G. AVILDSEN (1923 -     )


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





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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 07 2005 - 05:24 AM


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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

John G. Avildsen
Dec 21, 1935 -

A Fine and Private Place (1998)
8 Seconds (1994) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Power of One (1992) Posted ImagePosted Image
Rocky V (1990) Posted Image
The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) Posted Image
Lean on Me (1989) Posted Image
For Keeps? (1988) Posted ImagePosted Image
Happy New Year (1987)
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Karate Kid (1984) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A Night in Heaven (1983) Posted ImagePosted Image
Traveling Hopefully (1982)
Neighbors (1981) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Formula (1980) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978) Posted ImagePosted Image
Rocky (1976) Posted ImagePosted Image
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) Posted Image
Fore Play (1975)
Save the Tiger (1973) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Stoolie (1972)
Cry Uncle! (1971)
Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1971)
Okay Bill (1971)
Joe (1970) Posted ImagePosted Image
Turn on to Love (1969)

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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 07 2005 - 08:14 AM

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

Rocky V (1990) Posted Image
The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) Posted Image Posted Image
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Karate Kid (1984) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Neighbors (1981) Posted Image Posted Image
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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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 08 2005 - 02:34 AM

Just Rocky, Neighbors, and the KK movies.

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 08 2005 - 03:19 AM

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Rank order:

Rocky (1976)
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 08 2005 - 05:44 PM

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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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted September 06 2006 - 04:10 AM

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


#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 13 2006 - 11:35 AM

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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 10 2006 - 03:33 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted February 16 2008 - 01:35 AM

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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted February 23 2008 - 12:09 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 21 2008 - 04:43 AM

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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JOHN G AVILDSEN

Rocky V (1990)                                     +
The Karate Kid (1984)                           +++
Rocky (1976)                                         +++++



#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 19 2010 - 01:36 AM

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Joe (1969)


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#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted April 09 2011 - 12:48 PM

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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted December 12 2011 - 07:14 PM

Updated: Save the Tiger - B+
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+