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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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1 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Filming took place in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. See more »

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