John G. Avildsen
King of the Under-dogs


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 The Power of One, Lean on Me, Rocky, and The Karate Kid, in this official biography about a prolific filmmaker who directed seven actors to Academy Award nominations and earned his own Oscar for Best Director. Premiere interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, Ralph Macchio, Morgan Freeman, and the complete casts of Rocky and The Karate Kid.

(1hr 18min) HD