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And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While writer-star Stallone may dominate most people's memory of "Rocky," it was actually director John G. Avildsen who picked up the Oscar for that 1976 classic.
In 1965, 20 years after World War II, a world champion martial artist from Japan comes to the United States with only $300 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. Leaving his siblings in search of the American dream, only to find obstacles that defy his honor.
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