Avnet, Jon 1949-
Most widely held works by Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
Fried green tomatoes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian leads to an unexpected friendship. The story told of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago inspires the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.
George of the jungle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
George, a buff and lovable klutz, saves his animal friends from poachers. Includes animation.
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
An aviator and a reporter attempt to save the world from destruction by flying robots.
Righteous kill ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Turk and Rooster are two aging NYPD detectives who have been partners for 30 years. They are faced with a serial killer who is murdering other sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues. They start working with Perez and Riley, a younger team. Tensions between the pairs of partners is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend. She also happens to be a homicide detective. But before Turk and Rooster can retire, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which has ties to a case they solved years before.
88 minutes ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 879 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.
Up close & personal ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
When aspiring news reporter Tally Atwater tries to break into television, only veteran newsman Warren Justice will give her a shot. In time, he teaches her everything she knows about news and she teaches him how to love again. But with her rise from local TV weather girl to network anchor, Tally and Warren must balance the dream of success with their desire for each other.
The Mighty ducks ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Slapped with a community service assignment, a tough trial lawyer must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win.
The war ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 571 libraries worldwide
It's Mississippi, the summer of 1970, and two children are determined to build the ultimate treehouse with their friends, while their father, a newly returned Vietnam vet, has equally high hopes to rebuild his life.
Risky business ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Joel's wealthy suburban Chicago parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust their college-bound 17-year-old son but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane than he raids the liquor cabinet, has a joyride in Dad's Porsche, and has a night of passion with a young call girl named Lana.
Uprising ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 495 libraries worldwide
After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, the Germans decreed that all 350,000 Warsaw Jews be forcibly detained in the area known as the "Warsaw Ghetto". In fear for their lives, the Polish Jews form the Jewish Fighting Organization (JFO) to fight against this oppressive force. When the German troops march into the Ghetto, they are surprised and repulsed by the JFO fighters. Their resolve will be tested as the Nazi's promise to completely eradicate the Ghetto as a birthday present for Hitler.
Red corner ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Jack Moore is an American attorney having talks in Bejing about founding the first satellite TV joint venture. Suddenly he is arrested, accused of murder and has to prove it was a frame-up together with his court-appointed attorney Shen Yuelin.
The starter wife ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Molly Kagan is your archetypal "Hollywood wife," who for ten years enjoyed the perks and privileges of being married to powerful studio executive Kenny Kagan. Kenny decides to dump Molly for a much-younger pop singer named Shoshanna. Adding insult to injury, Kenny informs Molly that their marriage was through via cell-phone. Having carefully timed the breakup to coincide with the expiration of the couple's pre-nuptual agreement, Kenny is able to escape without providing Molly with a huge monetary settlement. Molly is now "persona non grata" in her Brentwood community, with many old doors being literally closed in her face, and such fair-weather friends as Cricket and Joan conspicuously unavailable. Vowing to start life anew for the sake of herself and her teenaged daughter, Molly relocated to Malibu. There she finds a new best friend in the form of airheaded Malibu gate guard Lavender Caraway. She also enters into a tempestuous relationships with aging, moody movie producer Lou Manahan and handsome but untrustworthy beachcomber Sam.
Things you can tell just by looking at her ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
An anthology of 5 loosely connected and interwoven stories showing how women deal with the variety of problems that each faces in her life. A doctor looking after her invalid mother who realizes that her own life is passing her by. A wealthy bank manager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, a workaholic boyfriend, and a street woman who dispenses advice that hits too close to the truth. A single mother debating starting a relationship with the dwarf who moves in across the street. A fortune teller struggling with her grief and depression as she cares for her lesbian lover who is dying from cancer. A woman police detective confronted with her own lonliness as she watches her blind sister date, and investigates the suicide of an old school friend.
Funny about love ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Duffy Bergman is a political cartoonist who falls in love with the much younger Meg during a book-signing session. Once married, the clash of careers arises, Meg wants to continue working as a chef in New York, while Duffy would prefer to think about starting a family. When it seems that Meg may be incapable of bearing children, Duffy impregnates earthy college coed Daphne.
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
When dowdy housewife Evelyn Couch meets endearing old lady Ninny Threadgoode, she shares with her an enthralling story of two women. The headstrong Idgie and the gentle Ruth who in the 1930's ran the Whistle Stop Cafe, a railside eatery offering great barbecues, tasty fried green tomatoes, and all kinds of love, laughter and even an occasional murder.
Deal of the century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator, meanwhile forming a romance on the side.
Men don't leave ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A drama about a woman who moves her and her two sons from small town life to Baltimore after the death of her husband.
George of the jungle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby boy is raised by gorillas. He grows up to be the hunky, heroic, yet clumsy king of the jungle, George, who swings from one tree right into the next.
When a man loves a woman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Alice and Michael Green are a passionate couple who have worked hard to build a good life for themselves and their two young daughters. But Alice's dark secret is about to surface - a secret that threatens to destroy them as lovers, as a family and as individuals. She is a closet alcoholic.
Action and adventure films Air pilots Alabama Children Comedy films Comedy films Criminal behavior Death threats Detectives Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Forensic psychiatrists Gorilla History Hockey Homicide investigation Journalists Jungle animals Jungles Juvenile works Mad scientist films Man-woman relationships New York (State)--New York Nursing home patients Poachers Poland Poland--Warsaw Prostitution Race relations Reminiscing in old age Reporters and reporting Robots Science fiction films Serial murderers Southern States Television mini-series Television personalities Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Warsaw, Poland : 1943) Women Women--Social conditions World War (1939-1945)
Avnet, Jonathan Michael, 1949-
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