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Lerner, Avi 1947-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 236 publications in 6 languages and 15,330 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  War films  Film adaptations  Police films  Crime films  Biographical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avi Lerner
The expendables by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller."--Container
The expendables 2 by Simon West( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Expendables return with a vengeance in this follow-up to the 2010 surprise hit. Con Air's Simon West directed from a script by Sylvester Stallone and David Agosto. This time, Barney Ross (Stallone) and his merry band of mercentaries (including Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, and Terry Crews) take on a mission from Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to clear Ross' record. The mission in question involves acquiring a black box from a downed airplane, with the caveat that they bring along Maggie (Yu Nan), a military-trained soldier who throws a gendered wrench into the team's manly ranks. When another mercenary, Jean Vilain (Jean Claude Van Damme), ambushes the team and messes up their newest member (The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth), it's hunt and kill time for the Expendables. Jet Li returns in an extended cameo, as does Arnold Schwarzenegger, with fellow '80s action star Chuck Norris coming along for the ride. Undisputed III's Scott Adkins co-stars as Vilain's henchman, Hector"--Allmovie.com, viewed May 15, 2018
16 Blocks by Richard Donner( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boozy and disillusioned, aging cop Jack Mosley is assigned the seemingly ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse. However, even with 2 hours to make 16 blocks, this is no ordinary court case and there are forces inside and outside the police who will do anything to prevent the duo from reaching their destination alive
Righteous kill by Jon Avnet( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy-Award?-winners Robert De Niro (RAGING BULL) and Al Pacino (SCENT OF A WOMAN) star as a pair of veteran New York City police detectives on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren't. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before
Rambo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble finds him. A group of Christian missionaries approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma, which is a war zone. The Karen people of the region have endured a brutal rule from the murderous Burmese military. Rambo accepts the offer and takes the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid led by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and his command. Some of the villagers and missionaries are murdered. The rest are held as captives. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries. Rambo, who knows the exact dropoff, transport them with his boat. Rambo joins the team and helps liberate the survivors in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever
The Iceman by Ariel Vromen( Visual )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than one hundred men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father, in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor his daughters had any clue about his real profession
88 minutes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jack Gramm is a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live. Now he has to put together the clues and try and solve the biggest crime of his career. He narrows down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, all before his time runs out
King of California by Mike Cahill( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is reunited with his teenage daughter after spending years in a mental institute. When he becomes obsessed that ancient treasure is buried under his home, his daughter decides to go along with his antics
Home of the brave by Irwin Winkler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon be reunited with their families back in the United States, a unit serving in Iraq is deployed on one last humanitarian mission. Their objective is to deliver medical supplies to a remote Iraqi village. Upon arriving in the village, the unit is viciously ambushed and many lives are lost. Now, as the four surviving members of the battalion return home and attempt to readjust to civilian life, the physical injuries and psychological scars sustained during that tragic event continue to take a heavy emotional toll on the war-torn soldiers
The contract by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Keene is on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son. They stumble onto a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin is attempting to fulfill a contract to assassinate a high profile busniessman. Things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. After an ill-fated attempt to escape, Frank finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son. Now, they are relentlessly pursued by Frank's friends who are intent on freeing their leader
The wicker man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le policier Edward Malus est chargé d'enquêter sur la disparition d'une petite fille sur une île isolée. Au cours de ses investigations, il découvre que la population locale se livre à d'étranges cérémonies d'un autre âge et que la jeune disparue a peut-être été victime d'un sacrifice humain."
My mom's new boyfriend( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty is a devoted mom, who last saw her son, Henry, three years ago when she was unhealthy, coarse, and overweight. When Henry returns home from his latest secret operation, he brings his fiancée to meet his mom. Marty's still coarse, but has become a babe with a healthy libido. Henry is horrified, but his girlfriend, Emily, is entranced. When Marty begins dating the sultry Tommy, Henry gets the ultimate assignment: spying on his mom and her boyfriend, who is a suspected international art thief
Leaves of grass( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass is a comic thriller seen through the dual perspectives of identical twins Bill and Brady Kincaid (both played by two-time Academy Award? nominee Edward Norton). Bill, a classical philosophy professor at Brown University, returns home upon news of his brother Brady's murder in a drug deal gone awry. Bill quickly learns that Brady's death has been grossly exaggerated, as he's swept up into one of his brother's crazy schemes. Alongside his eccentric mother (Susan Sarandon) and a beautiful woman named Janet (Keri Russell), Bill participates in his brother's wild plan, leading him on a twisted path filled with unique characters and life's most challenging questions. Also starring Richard Dreyfuss and writer-director Nelson, Leaves of Grass merges crime drama, drug comedy and classical philosophy, as it attempts to answer one of the oldest questions in the world: What does it truly mean to be happy?
Cleaner by Renny Harlin( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single father and former cop Tom Carver has an unusual vocation-- he cleans up crime scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Carver is shocked to learn that he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover up
The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel
The order by Sheldon Lettich( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thief of religious artifacts whose archeologist father has found the lost scripture of a mysterious religious order, is mysteriously kidnapped. He finds himself cruising around the twisty streets of Jerusalem, getting into dynamic kickboxing battles while disguised as a Hasidic Jew. With the help of a beautiful Israeli cop, he uncovers a plot within the religious order that leads to secret catacombs beneath the holy city
Loving Pablo by Fernando León( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar
Rambo by Rambo( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble finds him. A group of Christian missionaries approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma, which is a war zone. The Karen people of the region have endured a brutal rule from the murderous Burmese military. Rambo accepts the offer and takes the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid led by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and his command. Some of the villagers and missionaries are murdered. The rest are held as captives. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries. Rambo, who knows the exact dropoff, transport them with his boat. Rambo joins the team and helps liberate the survivors in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever
The Highwaymen : Florida's outsider artists by Ken MacLeod( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of the Florida landscape painters known as the Highwaymen, a group of young, untrained African-American landscape painters. They emerged from the small central Florida town of Fort Pierce in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They were prevented by segregation from selling their paintings in traditional art galleries. So they sold their paintings out of the trunks of their cars, usually for around $35 a painting. They painted on wallboard. In 1995, the Highwaymen became recognized by the art world and their paintings sell for thousands of dollars. The Highwaymen mainly painted Florida back-country scenes, using bold strokes of dramatic colors
Rambo : the complete collector's set( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rambo III, John Rambo is living a secluded life in a Buddhist monastery in search of inner peace. When friend and mentor Col. Sam Trautman visits to ask for his help in a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines to enter another war
 
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English (150)

Basque (4)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

German (1)

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