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John G. Avildsen
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Total Titles at Criticker: 23 - You've Seen 0

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Make Your Own Damn Movie! (2005)
Based on the book of the same name, Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Studios team share their wisdom about filmmaking to independent filmmakers everywhere. They make a documentary of the team's visits and have interviews, and there is a behind-the-scenes look at how many famous Hollywood filmmakers who started with Troma make their movies and how Troma has inspired them. (imdb)
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Desert Heat (1999)
Eddie Lomax (Van Damme) is a vetern soldier sick of life, wandering the desert looking for a reason to die. An incident with a few thugs from the nearby town who steal Eddies motorbike and beat him almost to death, starts in Eddie a flame for revenge. Helped by Mr. Early, and some other good fellows, Eddie is out for vengeance. (imdb)
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8 Seconds (1994)
Determined young Oklahoman Lane Frost (Luke Perry) learns to ride bulls in an attempt to win his emotionally detached father's respect. As Lane moves up the tough rodeo circuit, he meets a spirited rider named Kellie (Cynthia Geary) and, after a fiery courtship, the two get hitched. Lane's devotion to the rodeo and to his fans threatens their marriage, but his efforts pay off when he captures the 1987 world title. Based on a true story.
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The Power of One (1992)
The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. Soon orphaned, he was placed in the care of a German national named Professor von Vollensteen (a.k.a. "Doc"), a friend of his grandfather. Doc develops Peekay's piano talent and Peekay becomes "assistant gardener" in Doc's cactus garden... (imdb)
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Rocky V (1990)
Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy. (imdb)
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The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
A bad guy from KK1 attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the aid of an old army buddy. (imdb)
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Lean on Me (1989)
The dedicated, but tyrannical, Joe Clark is appointed as principal of a decaying inner city school and he is determined to improve it. (imdb)
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For Keeps? (1988)
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 started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant... (imdb)
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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 the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighbouring antique store and things get a little complicated. (imdb)
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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own. (imdb)
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The Karate Kid (1984)
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. (imdb)
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A Night in Heaven (1983)
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 girls-night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing student Rick Monroe, a.k.a. "Ricky the Rocket". A heated affair between teacher & student ensues... (imdb)
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Neighbors (1981)
A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (imdb)
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The Formula (1980)
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 major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it. (imdb)
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Rocky (1976)
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect (imdb)
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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
Back in 1957, sweet-talking W.W. lived in a '55 Olds, loved bubble gum, Errol Flynn, country music, fried chicken, robbing filling stations, and a girl named Dixie. Not necessarily in that order. (imdb)
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Foreplay (1975)
Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP. (imdb)
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Save the Tiger (1973)
The film takes place in about a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He daydreams about his youth, trying to escape from the fact that business is rotten and his company owes bundles of money... (imdb)
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The Stoolie (1972)
Roger Pitman, a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of this money and seek the good life in Miami Beach, but Brogan is never far behind.
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Cry Uncle (1971)
Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail. (imdb)
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Okay Bill (1971)
A successful stockbroker periodically hops on a hog and heads for Greenwich Village in hopes of becoming a counterculture hippy. (allmovie)
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Joe (1970)
Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. (imdb)
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Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)
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 a communist plot. The group of prudes is led by an impotent alcoholic and a gay policeman. (imdb)
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