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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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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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John G. Avildsen is one of director Derek Wayne Johnson's filmmaking influences and friends. See more »

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A MUST SEE
19 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This masterfully crafted story is a must see for and Rocky or Karate Kid fans. You have not trully seen and loved those entire franchises If you do not know the vision of the director.


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