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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 130 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 10,428 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Prison films  Musical films 
Roles: prn, Producer, isb
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 )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and held by 1,940 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 )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
John Carpenter's Escape from New York( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 650 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
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 630 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 to much fun!
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue. Nominated for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole) at the Academy Awards, Best English-Language Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. "(O'Toole's performance is of) such intensity that it may trouble sleep as surely as it will haunt memory. All actors can play insanity; few play it well. O'Toole begins where other actors stop, with the unfocused gaze, the abrupt bursts of frenzied high spirits and precipitous depressions. Funny, disturbing, finally devastating, O'Toole finds his way into the workings of madness, revealing the anger and consuming anguish at the source."--Jay Cocks, Time
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 527 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
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White takes time off at a secluded retreat called 'the Colony.' But when, after nights of being tormented by bestial, bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life-- but for her soul!"--Container
John Carpenter's The fog( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eerie, supernatural vengeance is let loose upon a town whose past is steeped in greed and murder
A touch of class by Jan Akkerman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a case that changed LAPD policies forever. After two plainclothes LAPD officers pull over a man for making an illegal U-turn, they are abducted and one brutally executed, the other able to escape into the bleak darkness of an onion field. The criminals managed to drag the justice process on for years
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1997, le président américain est capturé par des prisonniers incarcérés sur l'île de Manhattan. Un prisonnier nouvellement condamné se voit offrir l'amnistie s'il parvient à retrouver et à libérer le chef d'État. [SDM] Avec Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

2 editions 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 244 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
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough, street wise private eye is hired by an ex-con to find a missing sweetheart. In the course of his investigation he is beaten unconscious and wakes up next to a corpse, implicating him in murder and making his job even harder, but that's just the beginning of his troubles
Murder by decree by Bob Clark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson conduct a gruesome and dangerous search through London's squalid east end for the legendary Jack the Ripper. They soon discover that he is no ordinary murderer, but one with influential and determined friends
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant plot to produce a sure fire flop in a money making scheme. Their play turns out bad, but the audiences love it
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2020 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist trains dolphins to speak, only to find them kidnapped for use in a vicious assassination plot
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the mental breakdown of Esther Greenwood, a brilliant, beautiful, talented, and successful young woman
Don't drink the water by Dave Matthews Band( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outrageous mix-up labels an unsuspecting family of American tourists as a notorious ring of spies. The Hollanders are enjoying their trip behind the Iron Curtain until Walter (Allen) innocently snaps a picture of the sunset ... over a politically sensitive area
The four deuces by LLC Digiview Productions( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 119 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
 
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The lion in winter
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The ruling classThe howlingJohn Carpenter's The fogA touch of class
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (170)

French (1)