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Rocky | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Rocky  120 min,  PG,  [Drama, Sport]  [John G. Avildsen]  [03 Dec 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, Metacritic 69/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations.
Actors:  Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
Plot:  Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Writer:  Sylvester Stallone
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Save the Tiger | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Save the Tiger  100 min,  R,  [Drama]  [John G. Avildsen]  [14 Feb 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Jack Gilford, Jack Lemmon, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton
Plot:  A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.
Writer:  Steve Shagan
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Joe | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Joe  107 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [John G. Avildsen]  [15 Jul 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  Dennis Patrick, Estelle Omens, Patrick McDermott, Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon, Tim Lewis
Plot:  Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at ...
Writer:  Norman Wexler
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Karate Kid | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  The Karate Kid  126 min,  PG,  [Action, Drama, Family]  [John G. Avildsen]  [22 Jun 1984]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, Metacritic 59/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio
Plot:  A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.
Writer:  Robert Mark Kamen
Language:  English, Japanese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lean on Me | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Lean on Me  108 min,  PG-13,  [Drama]  [John G. Avildsen]  [03 Mar 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 69%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Alan North, Beverly Todd, Morgan Freeman, Robert Guillaume
Plot:  The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
Writer:  Michael Schiffer
Language:  English, Spanish, Portuguese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Happy New Year | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  Happy New Year  85 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Crime, Romance]  [John G. Avildsen]  [07 Aug 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas, Peter Falk
Plot:  Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ...
Writer:  Claude Lelouch (film "La bonne annee"), Warren Lane (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Neighbors | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Neighbors  94 min,  R,  [Comedy]  [John G. Avildsen]  [18 Dec 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 63%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Cathy Moriarty, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Kathryn Walker
Plot:  A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.
Writer:  Thomas Berger (novel), Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings  91 min,  PG,  [Comedy]  [John G. Avildsen]  [10 Mar 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Art Carney, Burt Reynolds, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed, Ned Beatty
Plot:  W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ...
Writer:  Thomas Rickman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Power of One | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 55%  The Power of One  127 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Sport]  [John G. Avildsen]  [27 Mar 1992]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 39%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Agatha Hurle, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nigel Ivy, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Stephen Dorff, Tracy Brooks Swope
Plot:  An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.
Writer:  Bryce Courtenay (novel), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  Australia, France, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Slow Dancing in the Big City | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 55%  Slow Dancing in the Big City  110 min,  PG,  [Drama, Musical, Romance]  [John G. Avildsen]  [01 Feb 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Anita Dangler, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Paul Sorvino
Plot:  An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.
Writer:  Barra Grant
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Karate Kid Part II | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 50%  The Karate Kid Part II  113 min,  PG,  [Action, Family, Romance]  [John G. Avildsen]  [20 Jun 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 42%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Bruce Malmuth, Eddie Smith, Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio
Plot:  Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
Writer:  Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Mark Kamen (characters created by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
8 Seconds | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 48%  8 Seconds  105 min,  PG-13,  [Biography, Drama, Sport]  [John G. Avildsen]  [25 Feb 1994]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 31%, External Reviews
Actors:  Cameron Finley, Carrie Snodgress, Dustin Mayfield, James Rebhorn, Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin
Plot:  This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Writer:  Monte Merrick
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rocky V | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 45%  Rocky V  104 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Sport]  [John G. Avildsen]  [16 Nov 1990]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 28%, Metacritic 55/100, External Reviews
Awards:  9 nominations.
Actors:  Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
Plot:  Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
Writer:  Sylvester Stallone
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Night in Heaven | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 44%  A Night in Heaven  83 min,  R,  [Drama, Romance]  [John G. Avildsen]  [18 Nov 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Christopher Atkins, Deborah Rush, Lesley Ann Warren, Robert Logan
Plot:  A married college professor begins a torrid affair with her failing student, who secretly moonlights as a late-night strip-club dancer.
Writer:  Joan Tewkesbury
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Formula | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 43%  The Formula  117 min,  R,  [Crime, Thriller]  [John G. Avildsen]  [19 Dec 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 30%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations.
Actors:  George C. Scott, John Gielgud, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller
Plot:  The synthetic fuel production formula, invented by the Nazis at the end of WW2, is sought after by some who aim to sell it and by others who wish to destroy it.
Writer:  Steve Shagan (novel), Steve Shagan (screenplay)
Language:  English, Spanish, German    Country:  West Germany, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
For Keeps? | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 38%  For Keeps?  90 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [John G. Avildsen]  [15 Jan 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 18%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff
Plot:  After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.
Writer:  Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Karate Kid Part III | Movie Details for Director John G. Avildsen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 33%  The Karate Kid Part III  112 min,  PG,  [Action, Drama, Family]  [John G. Avildsen]  [30 Jun 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 16%, External Reviews
Awards:  5 nominations.
Actors:  Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith
Plot:  Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
Writer:  Robert Mark Kamen (characters), Robert Mark Kamen
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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