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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 127 works in 355 publications in 1 language and 10,089 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Horror films  Musical films  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having too much fun!
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age
John Carpenter's Escape from New York( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the advice of her doctor, a Los Angeles television reporter goes with her husband for rest and relaxation to a therapy center in California. But relaxation gives way to fright when she starts imagining monsters -- only she's not imagining!
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a case that changed LAPD policies forever. Two plainclothes LAPD officers were abducted and one was brutally executed, the other escaped. The criminals managed to drag the justice process on for years
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paymaster's detachment of the U.S. cavalry is attacked by Indians seeking gold, and two white survivors trek through the desert
Murder by decree by Bob Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes tries to stop Jack the Ripper's insane killing spree, but as he comes closer to unmasking the killer, he discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. Includes commentary, stills gallery, and theatrical trailer
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hardboiled Marlowe's latest cases, the search for an ex-convict's lost love, and the murder of a client, take on an even more sinister turn when they begin to connect, leading the private eye deeper and deeper into the seamy underbelly of 1940s Los Angeles. As the stakes are raised and the body count swells, it looks like Marlowe might be next on the list to take the big sleep
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Terrell is a researcher who, along with his wife Maggie), are investigating dolphin intelligence, believing they have the capability of speech. Harold DeMilo, in charge of a major corporation, sponsors their work. But undercover work by government agent Curtis Mahoney reveals that DeMilo is working with a right-wing group planning to kidnap the dolphins and use them to blow up the presidential yacht. Jake and Maggie have to race against time to save both their dolphins and the president
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and gifted poet, Esther Greenwood, is trapped in a private world of terror. Esther can't seem to harmonize the harsh realities of life with her own perfectionist thinking. From college through early job hunting and singles life in New York, we see Esther and her friends coping with the pressures of school, sexual relationships and drugs until each reaches the final path for their adult lives
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Don't drink the water by Dave Matthews Band( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hollanders, a typical family on vacation, are stranded in Vulgaria after a hijacking. Trying to maintain their vacationing spirits, they start taking pictures, but the Vulgarians think they're spies. The Hollanders try to flee the country before the evil government throws them in prison
The four deuces by LLC Digiview Productions( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the depression, a full-scale gang war is underway between the Chico Hamilton mob and Vic Morono and his four deuces. As attacks and counter-attacks become more and more violent, innocent victims, including the singer of the Four Deuces Club, are murdered. At the end, only one leader, his life in ruins, remains
The Graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine."--Imdb.com
 
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Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (170)