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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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

MARK HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Israel/Australia/USA, 2014.  Fury Productions, RatPac Documentary Films, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Mark Hartley.  Cinematography by Garry Richards.  Produced by Veronica Fury, James Packer, Brett Ratner.  Music by Jamie Blanks.  Film Editing by Jamie Blanks, Sara Edwards, Mark Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. They’re described as the Weinstein Brothers except without any taste, which should sum … More Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

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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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