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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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Credited cast:
Matthew McConaughey ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Sylvester Stallone ... Himself
Renée Zellweger ... Herself (archive footage)
John Travolta ... Himself (archive footage)
Elisabeth Shue ... Herself / Ali (archive footage)
Ralph Macchio ... Himself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... (archive footage)
Sigourney Weaver ... Herself (archive footage)
Susan Sarandon ... Melissa Compton (archive footage)
Tamlyn Tomita ... Herself
Stephen Dorff ... Himself
Lesley Ann Warren ... Faye Hanlon (archive footage)
Luke Perry ... 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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USA

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English

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1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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John G. Avildsen - 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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1.85 : 1
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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 bethdupreeSee 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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