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Avnet, Jon 1949-

Works: 188 works in 551 publications in 6 languages and 14,991 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  History  Television comedies  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Humorous stories 
Roles: Producer, Director, Commentator, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, Corrector, Contributor, Creator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jon Avnet
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
79 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between dowdy housewife Evelyn Couch (Bates) and spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop: the fiercely independent Idgie (Masterson) and the gentle Ruth (Parker). Idgie stands up to the Klan, Ruth's abusive husband and a charge of murder in a time when a woman's place was considered the kitchen. Idgie's courage in the face of adversity inspires Evelyn to take a look at her own life and make drastic changes, often with hilarious results
George of the jungle by Walt Disney ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,415 WorldCat member 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
Righteous kill ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member 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
Risky business by Paul Brickman ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 999 WorldCat member 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
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aviator and a reporter attempt to save the world from destruction by flying robots
88 minutes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 981 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
Up close & personal by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member 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 war ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member 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
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member 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
The Mighty Ducks ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 579 WorldCat member 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
Uprising ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Germany invaded Poland in Sept. 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. The resisters may not be able to achieve victory, but they intend to live with honor--and if need be, die with honor--while lighting the torch for resistance in the occupied territories. Their resolve will be tested as the Nazi's promise to completely eradicate the Ghetto as a birthday present for Hitler
Red corner by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Moore is an American attorney having talks in Bejing about founding the first satellite TV joint venture. Suddenly he is arrested and accused of murder. Together with his court-appointed attorney, Shen Yuelin, he must prove it was a frame-up
The starter wife ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member 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 by Rodrigo García ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six women, all dealing with different issues, analyze their lives and the choices that they have made
Have a little faith ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. Rabbi Albert Lewis presides over a thriving synagogue in a comfortable New Jersey suburb, and pastor Henry Covington, a recovering drug user and dealer, preaches to the poor and homeless in a crumbling Detroit inner-city church
Men don't leave ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member 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
Less than zero by Marek Kanievska ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Beverly hills boy has looks, charm, intelligence, and a drug habit
Funny about love ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member 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
Deal of the century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
D3 the Mighty Ducks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mighty ducks continues to score with D3 - the mighty ducks, the third instalment of this perennial family favourite. This time, the coolest team on ice has a new school and a new coach. But it's the same old duck attitude that shines through as they face off against an upper-class team of touch hockey players who are determined to melt their winning streak, and the stodgy school board who threatens to revoke the Ducks' scholarships
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.08 for Funny abou ... to 0.20 for Uprising ...)
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Avnet, Jon.
Avnet, Jonathan Michael, 1949-
Avnet, Jonathan Michael 1949- Vollstaendiger Name
English (230)
Spanish (16)
French (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
German (1)