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

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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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Credited cast:
Stephen Dorff ... Himself
Sylvester Stallone ... Himself
John Travolta ... (archive footage)
Matthew McConaughey ... (archive footage)
Renée Zellweger ... (archive footage)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... (archive footage)
Elisabeth Shue ... (archive footage)
Lesley Ann Warren ... (archive footage)
Sigourney Weaver ... (archive footage)
Susan Sarandon ... (archive footage)
Carl Weathers ... Himself
Talia Shire ... Herself
Burt Reynolds ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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AJ16 Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The filmmakers conducted approximately 40 interviews over a span of 9 months. 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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