Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt … More Save The Tiger (1973)

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Desert Heat (Inferno) (1999)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/France, 1999.  Long Road Productions, KPI Productions, Lomax Productions, PM Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Tom O’Rourke.  Cinematography by Ross A. Maehl.  Produced by Evzen Kolar, Lawrence Levy, Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Michael Novotny.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by J. Douglas Seelig.   Jean-Claude Van Damme stops … More Desert Heat (Inferno) (1999)

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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by William J. Cassidy.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen, David Garfield, Jane Kurson.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   Taking up exactly … More The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

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The Karate Kid

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, based on his characters.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by William J. Cassidy.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno, Aida Swinson.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen, Walt Mulconery, Bud S. Smith.  Academy Awards … More The Karate Kid

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A Night In Heaven

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1983.  Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.  Cinematography by David L. Quaid.  Produced by David L. Quaid, Hawk Koch.  Music by Jan Hammer.  Production Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen.   Hilariously bad movie is lamentable for wasting the superb talents of Lesley … More A Night In Heaven

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Rocky

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by William J. Cassidy.  Costume Design by Joanne Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Scott Conrad, Richard Halsey.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.   Sylvester Stallone wrote and stars in this subtle drama that … More Rocky

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Joe

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Cannon Group, The D.C. Company.  Screenplay by Norman Wexler.  Cinematography by John G. Avildsen.  Produced by David Gil.  Music by Bobby Scott.  Costume Design by Andrew Kay.  Film Editing by George T. Norris.  Academy Awards 1970.   This interesting, grungy little drama captures the frustrations of regular middle-aged folks and their reactions to … More Joe

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