Search results for "John G. Avildsen"


Happy New Year (1987)

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Tracy Brooks Swope

8 Seconds (1994) RT 31% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 1999

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.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Luke Perry  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cynthia Geary  •  James Rebhorn

A Night in Heaven (1983) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Christopher Atkins  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Robert Logan  •  Deney Terrio

Lean on Me (1989) RT 69% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 1998

When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Beverly Todd  •  Robert Guillaume  •  Ethan Phillips

Rocky (1976) RT 93% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2006

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

Rocky V (1990) RT 28% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Mar 2003

A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky’s career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Sage Stallone

Save the Tiger (1973) RT 91% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 2005

A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Jack Gilford  •  Laurie Heineman  •  Norman Burton

The Formula (1980) RT 30% / Audience 19%

DVD release: Nov 2006

A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Marlon Brando  •  Marthe Keller  •  John Gielgud

The Karate Kid (1984) RT 90% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Martin Kove  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Randee Heller

The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Martin Kove  •  Charlie Tanimoto




The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) RT 16% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Jul 2001

Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Martin Kove  •  Thomas Ian Griffith

For Keeps (1988) RT 22% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Kenneth Mars  •  Miriam Flynn

Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1971) RT Audience 100%

Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Dick Carballo  •  Devin Goldenberg  •  Jane McLeod  •  Yvonne McCall

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) RT Audience 36%

Story of a happy-go-lucky small time crook who runs into a country music group looking for their big break. They end up helping each other out in unexpected ways.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Conny Van Dyke  •  Jerry Reed  •  Ned Beatty

The Stoolie (1972)

Roger Pitman is a petty thief who makes a deal with the police to use bait money to trap other criminals. But when he gets the cash, Roger can't resist the temptation and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen  •  George Silano
CAST:  Jackie Mason  •  Josip Elic  •  Reid Cruickshanks  •  Dan Frazer

Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978) RT Audience 33%

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Paul Sorvino  •  Anne Ditchburn  •  Nicolas Coster  •  Anita Dangler

Okay Bill (1971)

The film tells the story of Bill, a young, successful stockbroker who zips off to Greenwich Village on his motorcycle when no one's looking to venture into the hippy ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Bob Brady  •  Gordon Felio  •  Roz Kelly  •  Nancy Salmon

The Power of One (1992)

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Nomadlozi Kubheka  •  Agatha Hurle  •  Nigel Ivy  •  Alois Moyo