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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 113 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 9,584 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Historical films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Romance films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Susan Stroman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg"--Container
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,903 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
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 587 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 ensues
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997. New York city is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Air Force One, en route to a summit meeting, is sabotaged and crash-lands in Manhattan. With the President taken hostage by the savage inmates, it's up to Snake Plissken to rescue him within 24 hours
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendig et Isobel, tous deux de la CIA, décident d'écrire tout ce qu'ils savent du fonctionnement et des secrets de la Grande maison.Avec Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Herbert Lom, Ned Beatty
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 525 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 441 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
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Pacific coast town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 258 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
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling vision of the future, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary. Air Force One crash lands inside and the President is held hostage. Only one man can bring him back
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow process of justice
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jake Terrell has successfully trained a pair of dolphins to speak and understand English. When they are stolen, Dr. Terrell learns they will be used in an assassination attempt unless he can stop it
Don't drink the water by Panola College( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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 129 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
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 120 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 graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 90 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
Winter kills( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional president of the U.S. is assassinated and his brother uncovers the conspiracy behind the murder several years later
Hercules unchained by John Musker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules and his new wife are attacked by the giant Antaeus on their way to Thebes
 
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The lion in winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (134)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class