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Orion Pictures

Works: 859 works in 2,857 publications in 5 languages and 90,152 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Sports films  Action and adventure films  History  War films  Western films  Science fiction films 
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 3,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic 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 greenkeeper is about to start World War III--against a gopher, the judge plays to win but his nubile niece has her mind set on scoring her way and the country club loudmouth has just doubled a bet on 10-foot putt
Hoosiers by -( Visual )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basketball coach with a checkered past leads him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team
The Terminator by James Cameron( Visual )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2029, the ruling giant super-computer, Skynet, sends an indestructible cyborg, a Terminator, back in time to 1984 to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son will become mankind's only hope
Mississippi burning by Alan Parker( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mississippi in 1964, this controversial film is based on the true story of the case of three young civil rights workers (in real life they were named James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) who were brutally murdered in June of 1964. The chaotic aftermath was dubbed Mississippi Burning. This movie is told from the perspective of the FBI's operations to uncover evidence and bring the killers to justice. Anger over the real incident prompted the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Although the fim was nominated for six Oscars and won the award for Best Cinematography, it stirred a great deal of controversy when it was released. In the years since, it has come to be considered a classic
Excalibur by John Boorman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,967 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 )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietman 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 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision
Hannah and her sisters by Woody Allen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,574 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 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three silent film actors are in over their heads when a small Mexican town, which mistakes their on screen exploits as truth, hires them to defeat the bandits that are harassing their town
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 1,317 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 )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RoboCop is designed to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. The cyborg, created from the body of a slain Detroit police officer, is programmed to serve the public trust, uphold the law and protect the innocent. All goes well at first and RoboCop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated
Arthur by Steve Gordon( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,199 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 )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 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 1,162 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 )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catcher Crash Davis is closing in on a dubious record: all-time home run leader for the minor leagues. Trying to continue his career in a very unforgiving sport, Davis finds his contract bought out, and he is sent to the Durham Bulls. Seems the Bulls have a bona fide major league pitching prospect -- Ebby Calvin LaLoosh. The thinking is that with Davis' knowledge of the game he will be able to season LaLoosh and prepare him for "the show." LaLoosh does not know it, but there is another teacher waiting for him. Her name is Annie Savoy and she is the Durham Bulls' biggest fan. Annie is teaching a lot more than just the basics of the game, but it is sport nevertheless. Before the season is over, these three characters swing, strike out, score, and balk
The purple rose of Cairo by Woody Allen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 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 1,132 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,103 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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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 (622)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)