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Orion Pictures

Works: 863 works in 2,863 publications in 5 languages and 90,690 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Sports films  Action and adventure films  History  War films  Western films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The silence of the lambs by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 3,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychhopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist
Caddyshack by Harold Ramis( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around Danny Noonan, who is desperate to win the college scholarship awarded to the best caddy at Bushwood Country Club. Also involved are a millionaire who wants to turn the golf course into a a new property development and a greenskeeper who is about to start World War III--against a gopher
Hoosiers by -( Visual )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unwelcome outsider becomes the new coach of the underdog high school basketball team in a 1951 sleepy Indiana farm town, using methods that infuriate the townspeople
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terminator is a cyborg sent from the future to present day Los Angeles on a mission to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have great significance in decades to come, but another man is also sent back from the future to protect her
Mississippi burning by Alan Parker( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town
Excalibur by John Boorman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court-- the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Christian civilization out of the Dark Ages
Platoon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself
Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a Civil War hero (Costner) who travels west where he is assigned to an abandoned fort. His nearest neighbors are members of a Sioux tribe, and they gradually become friends. He marries a tribe woman (McDonnell) and ultimately must make a decision about the tribe and their life when he realizes what their fate will be at the hands of the white man
Hannah and her sisters by Woody Allen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eldest daughter of show-biz parents, Hannah is a devoted wife, loving mother, and successful actress. A loyal supporter of her two aimless sisters Lee and Holly, she's also the emotional backbone of a family that seems to resent her stability almost as much as they depend on it. But when Hannah's perfect world is quietly sabotaged by sibling rivalry, she finally begins to see that she's as lost as everyone else
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Three Amigos! by John Landis( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2021 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idelistic filmmaker is offered the chance to make a fluff film about an egotistical TV producer. The TV producer's ex-mistress is about to reveal his past misdeeds
RoboCop by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near future. Detroit has slowly become the center of criminal activity when a gang who likes to kill cops goes on the rise. Omni Consumer Products eventually seizes control of local law enforcement. Just assigned to the Metro West Precinct is Officer Alex Murphy. Alex is massacred by the gang, as his partner Anne Lewis is barely able to do nothing. At the same time, a young visionary executive, Bob Morton, seizes his chance when the ED-209 law enforcement droid shows multiple problems as the perfect cop. The near death Murphy is used as the subject of a new droid. With his memories erased, he is resurrected as RoboCop, the future of law enforcement. As he sweeps away crime, he eventually becomes involved with the Cop Killing Gang, and Anne Lewis herself. All of this triggers his dormant memories of his past life and he searches for who he really is. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy going deep in OCP
Arthur by Steve Gordon( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is a very rich man--and very drunk most of the time, with a bar bill that reads like the national debt. He also stands to lose his $750-million dollar inheritance if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within a month. Unfortunately, Arthur's just discovered the girl of his dreams. And in his case, love's not only blind but blind drunk
The Great Santini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough career Marine fighter pilot, disappointed that he has no war to fight, runs his household like a boot camp to the great distress of his emotionally-torn adolescent son
Every day( Visual )

16 editions published in 2018 in English and French and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rhiannon, a sixteen-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A," who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make
Bull Durham by Kevin Costner( Visual )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American romantic comedy, dealing with a very minor minor-league team and three of its current constituents, an aging baseball groupie that beds one player each season, a cocky foolish new pitcher, and the older, weary catcher brought in to wise the rookie up
The purple rose of Cairo by Woody Allen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecilia is a poor waitress in a dumpy New Jersey diner who goes to movies to escape the realities of the Depression Era life. Her favorite is "The purple rose of Cairo." When the leading man Tom Baxter decides to be with Cecilia, confusion abounds
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration
Eight Men Out by Sanford/Pillsbury( Visual )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.13 for Caddyshack ... to 0.99 for Women in F ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
CaddyshackThe TerminatorMississippi burningPlatoonDances with wolvesHenry VThree Amigos!RoboCopEight Men Out
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican International Pictures (Firm)

controlled identityMCEG Sterling Incorporated


Orion (Firm)

Orion (Firm : New York, N.Y.)

Orion Pictures Corporation.

Orion Pictures International.

English (621)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)