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John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 August 2017 (USA)
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An examination of the Oscar-winning director who brought to life some of cinema's most beloved motion pictures.
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sylvester Stallone ... Self
Matthew McConaughey ... Self (archive footage)
Elisabeth Shue ... Self / Ali (archive footage)
Martin Scorsese ... Self
Renée Zellweger ... Self (archive footage)
John Travolta ... Self (archive footage)
Morgan Freeman ... Self (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... (archive footage)
Luke Perry ... Self
Carl Weathers ... Self
Sigourney Weaver ... Self (archive footage)
Susan Sarandon ... Melissa Compton (archive footage)
Burt Reynolds ... Self
Lesley Ann Warren ... Faye Hanlon (archive footage)
Tamlyn Tomita ... Self
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John G. Avildsen's films have inspired millions of 'underdogs' and shaped popular culture for decades, yet most people don't even know his name. Discover the unknown legend behind Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984) in this official biography about a prolific filmmaker who directed seven actors to Academy Award nominations and earned his own Oscar for Best Director.

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Discover the unknown legend behind Rocky and The Karate Kid

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Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984) are director Derek Wayne Johnson's two favorite films of all time. See more »

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GREAT FILM!
23 February 2018 | by maybekiSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film from beginning to end.


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Release Date:

1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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John G. Avildsen - Una vita all'ombra di Rocky See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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AJ16 Entertainment See more »
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